one of the best things about coming to fashion week is not only seeing what the designers you know and love are doing, but also discover new names. this season, i discovered harare, a line designed in new york by australian caroline fuss. after going to school in australia and showing at australian fashion week, she moved to new york where she interned for proenza schouler. harare, named for the town in which fuss’ mother and grandmother were born, is all about merging the modern with global cultures. the fall collection was inspired by expressionist artists like rothko and diebenkorn, and you could see that influence in the brocades, dip dying, and airbrushing. she also mixed in handwoven guatemalan textiles and alpaca from peru to give the collection depth and texture. i really loved the knitwear—the intarsia sweaters were fun in a more grown up way, and i wanted to take a few of those fringe sweaters with me to wear the rest of the weekend. i was truly impressed with what i saw in this her second collection, and hope to hear more about her and harare in the future.