CAAFD Stages Two Highly Lauded Collective Showcases for New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 19 Season

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On Monday, CAAFD, The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers, brought some of the best rising and emerging designers from around the globe to the fashion capital of the world for a spectacularly received set of Spring/Summer 19 Collective Showcases.

CAAFD, in collaboration with iFashion Network, presented this Collective Showcase at both the renowned Pier 59 venue as well as the world famous Industria venue on Monday evening.

The Pier59 collective showcase’s lineup proved a thunderous occasion with designers and brands MOUTON BLANC, Zabetta Couture, Ayni and Thunyatorn, and the Industria collective showcase featured designers and brands Helena Bajaj-Larsen, Yufash, Sania Studio and Patricia Wijaya, both of which mark yet another successful and couldn’t be missed continuation of CAAFD’s long running series of NYFW showcases.

Those in attendance were thrilled with the offerings, including several well-known models such as Madeline Stuart and actors including Mario Van Peebles.

The Pier59 showcased Zabetta Couture with designer Ruth Zabetta, who also made her second appearance at a CAAFD sponsored showcase.

Zabetta Couture showcased the same drive and passion as the previous season’s showcase, and once again made her modern lines and cuts accentuate the feminine silhouettes of each model.

This collection was decidedly summer inspired with bright greens and leaf designs on the pieces, with large hats adding to the looks.

Finishing off this showcase was also a debut on a CAAFD sponsored showcase, this time for the Thai designer Thunyatorn.

Much like Ayni’s collection that showcased heritage and tradition, Thunyatorn also made genius use of her Thai heritage in her pieces, which brought something the majority of the audience had never experienced before.

Thunyatorn made quite an impression with gold headpieces on each model, featuring animals in 3D designs, which perfectly complemented the dark colors and cuts of the dresses, which all meshed incredibly well with each other.

Later in the day came the Industria collective showcase, with Estonian born designer Kadri Klampe with her Yufash brand.

This collection featured extremely unique cuts and sheer materials, creating an entirely unique look.

Yufash played with colors and designs throughout each piece, featuring almost glitch-like patterns.

Next came Sania Studio and designer Sania Maskatiya with her Pakistani influences clear in her collection. The cuts in this collection remained modern, but the designs and colors were clearly inspired by Pakistan influences.

Finishing this showcase came Patricia Wijaya, a graduate of the Academy of Arts, who closed NYFW with a bang.

This showcase left New York City awed with an extraordinarily unique collection featuring fantastical inspired cuts and eye catching headwear.

This collection had an underlying dark color palette, with dark blue and golds represented heavily to great effect.

The shoes for this collection were provided by Cava Prive and jewelry was done by Dale Beevers.

Daniel Quintanilla

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