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Designers: Vera and Olivera Capara (sisters)

Based in: Antwerp, Belgium

Provenance: assisted Dries Van Noten after graduating from the Royal Academy, then, in 2003, headed to Paris to work with Martin Margiela and develop his artisanal line.

Amazing: because, after they split up to design for Jil Sander and Delvaux following their stint at Margiela, the Sarajevo-born duo still embodies his unique vision in their own line, launched last year. He may have departed the maison, but the diaspora continues.

Also amazing: because, when it comes to showing their collections in Paris, they believe in pushing the boundaries, which means no old-fashioned runway shows, just videos and installations. Controlling? A bit, but at least they let their pictures be taken.