On Thursday, the Council of Fashion Designers of America will host an event to welcome the creative professionals it has added to its ranks this year. And while some of the names, like Christian Siriano and Patrik Ervell, will undoubtedly sound familiar, there are a few people on this list whose stars are just beginning their long rises to the top of the fashion industry.
From award-winning The Elder Stateman designer Greg Chait to Lisa Salzer, the brilliant woman behind the jewelry line Lulu Frost, get to know these brilliant individuals here in the gallery.
Vincent started her own brand, called St. Vincent, in 1993, but since 2002, she's been designing another line called Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent.
Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia
Husband and wife Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia work together on their line Sachin and Babi.
Sean Monahan, pictured here with Tatiana Usova, is one half of the driving force behind Sea New York. He and his partner Monica Paolini will join the CFDA this year.
Natalie Levy and Grant Krajecki
Natalie Levy and Grant Krajecki, who design Grey Ant, are among this year's new members.
Greg Armas was awarded a membership after designing his brand Assembly New York.
Patrik Ervell's membership recognizes his work on his eponymous men's brand.
Sofia Sizzi designs a much-loved brand called Giulietta.
Jennifer Meyer is one of the jewelry designers who is joining the CFDA this year.
Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters
Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters design the brand Creatures of the Wind.
Justin Salguero and Daniel Silberman
Justin Salguero and Daniel Silberman are responsible for the eyewear line Illesteva.
Susan Beischel's line Skin is so good, it made Oprah's Favorite Things list this year.
Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis
Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis design the award-winning line Suno.
Project Runway alum Christian Siriano is one of the more famous of this year's additions.
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne design the New York-based brand Public School.
Danielle and Jodie Snyder
Sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder combined their names when they started their jewelry brand Dannijo.
Todd Snyder is the designer of an eponymous menswear brand based in New York.
Brazilian-born Alexandre Birman creates shoes under an eponymous label.
Lisa Salzer is the designer behind the jewelry brand Lulu Frost.
Jennifer Fisher is among the many jewelry designers who's joining the CFDA this year.
Mark Davis is yet another jewelry designer joining the CFDA this year.