Tess Giberson

Known for: Handwork. Giberson spends between two and six hours on every garment. For some, she reinvents fabrics by delicately shredding and reworking them; for others, she creates texture with an accumulation of stitches.

What to buy: Boiled-wool knit tops. One in ivory has necklines made of lace and is hand-silk-screened with an autumnal scene by Giberson's husband, painter Jon Widman ($400).

Where to buy it: Seven (180 Orchard Street; 646-654-0156); Barneys New York.

Pictured: White oxford with flower detailing ($595)
Photograph by Andrew McCaul.