i've only heard of daryl k but i loved its resort 2012 collection (which looks a bit like alexander wang, helmut lang, and acne) that i did some quick wiki search.
daryl kerrigan, irish born but based in new york city, is the designer behind her own label daryl k. she's been around for quiet a while! in the beginning, as in the early 90s, kerrigan wasn't attracted to the fashion scene. without any advertising or pr, she built a name for herself through word-of-mouth. in 1996, she received a perry ellis award for emerging talent from cfda. called "the queen of downtown cool," kerrigan has established a cult following among new yorkers. she is a favorite among fashion personalities like inez van lamsweerd and ellen von unwerth.