Deng Hao is an extraordinary designer from China. Her combination of beading with fabrics created on
digital fabric printer is inspiring. Look at those gorgeous details of gothic European stained glass printed on silk!
Though this designer is incredibly well-known in Southeast Asia, there is relatively little written about her in English. Checkout the blog Monster ate my Couture for a bit more information.
I have a love affair for the work of Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Her work crosses over from fashion to art and adds a dash of whimsy I can't resist. The bird cage necklace is an example. Yes, those are live birds in the tube flitting about as the model walks. The heart headdresses are equally spectacular. You have to check out the video to see their true beauty with movement.