Pedigree: Loris Diran, who studied theater and journalism at New York University, began his fashion career at Versace working in public relations and merchandising. The designer launched his own label for spring 2003.
Stats: His line is available through the Nexus Showroom in New York The clothes wholesale from $1,100 to $1,500 for suits, and up to $1,800 for dresses and gowns.
Spring '07 forecast: The nine looks feature raw hems and distressing in a light color palette of pearl gray, tan and lavender.
BLAIR DELMONICO: Monday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m., Cellar Bar, Bryant Park Hotel
Pedigree: After studying at Parsons and FIT, David Salvatore, Blair Delmonico's chief designer, created accessories for Carolina Herrera from 1987 to 1991. He then founded his own label with his mother, Blair, as an accessories collection, expanding into ready-to-wear for fall 2006.
Stats: The clothing line retails from $225 to $2,100, and is sold in Blair Delmonico stores in Chicago, Dallas and New York, as well as at Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
Spring '07 forecast: Salvatore says the 50-piece collection is based around yellow, and "takes a more feminine approach to a clean sophistication. He is also introducing handbags this season.
DANIEL FRANCO: MONDAY, Sept. 11, 3 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion
Pedigree: Best known as a contestant on the first and second seasons of "Project Runway," Daniel Franco, 32, received degrees in fashion from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising at Otis College of Art and Design. He has worked at Richard Tyler and BCBG, and is launching his namesake collection for spring.
Stats: His line has already been picked up by Iconology in Los Angeles, and wholesales from $280 to $2,200.
Spring '07 forecast: The 18-look collection focuses on unlined tailored pieces. "I've taken a lot of the guts out of the clothing," he says. "I chose organza, light tissue taffetas and silks." yanzic0520.