Kate Lindello is the Duluth-based brains behind Noihsaf Bazaar. We asked her to pick five designers she loves. Here they are -- mostly women, which is no surprise.
“Her designs were the first ‘bigger’ purchases I made and I still love them. She creates thoughtful pieces that somehow manage to be both timeless while still fresh and modern. Lately, she’s been using ‘non-models’ for her runway shows, and it’s really inspiring seeing all ages and backgrounds rocking these amazing garments.”
“I have been following her design career from the start. Her line provides a lot of elevated basics that are ethically sourced and made. Her linen jumpsuits are a summer staple of mine.”
Maryam Nassir Zadeh
“MNZ is where art meets fashion and I find just perusing her website and Instagram to be a source of inspiration. Her shoe line is constantly blowing my mind, and she’s done an A++++ designing shoes that are edgy, classic and comfortable.”
“This design house out of Helsinki creates some of my favorite prints and color ways. Samu-Jussi Koski, the designer, was the creative director of the iconic Marimekko, so a lot of his designs are bold, modern and colorful — perfect for spring!”
“This knitwear line out of Spain makes my favorite sweaters. It might be spring, but one always needs to pack a cardigan or sweater in Minnesota! Her cotton No. 18 cardigan is my go-to throw on.”