1. Cushnie Et Ochs (Jamaica/USA)
Cushnie Et Ochs, established in 2008 by Carly Cushnie, a designer of Jamaican parentage, and Michelle Ochs, evokes a sensual, effortless quality. Their designs, known for body-sculpting silhouettes and clean modern lines, aim to empower female sensuality and attitude. This striking aesthetic has made them finalists for the 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist and go-to designers for walking on the Red Carpet. Everyone from Rihanna to the First Lady Michelle Obama has been dressed in Cushnie Et Ochs’ designs.