Early Riser

Designer Christine Su quickly builds a fan base

For*Mos may sound like a clothing label by Mos Def, but it's actually a play on the word Formosa, the home country of For*Mos designer Christine Su. One of those rare New York talents who received her due from the start, Su has already scored celebrity placement on rapper Eve and sells to Vice NY, where we imagine only a select few pass muster. That's impressive for a line that's just a year old.

Priced around $200 (but currently half-off at Stackhouse), Su's outerwear is her greatest strength: a wool coat cast in a bold green with leather lapels, a high-necked, military-style jacket in black denim and twill. Consider it tailored streetwear, minus the J.Lo sweats.

 
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