Asia Fashion Collection (AFC) catwalked at New York Fashion Week

Courtesy: Hunter Arthur
Courtesy: Hunter Arthur
Courtesy: Hunter Arthur
Courtesy: Hunter Arthur

Let’s Bring The World Together

What’s constant in this world is change, what’s also constant is evolution in manhind, that doesn’t come to a screeching halt in fashion especially where newness, fine tuning, creativity, and emergence play a significant role, the ladder is especially true here at New York Fashion Week when on Saturday evening, the Asia Fashion Collection (AFC) featured 7 emerging designers off the Asian shores over at Spring Studios here in New York City.

The Asia Fashion Collection (AFC) is an incubation project produced and supported by Vantan Inc. and PARCO, in cooperation with other Asia-based partners.

AFC is passionate about widening the reach of the fashion industry by fostering the growth of the continent’s most promising up-and-coming young designers through discovery and nurturing.

The 7 designers who got this golden opportunity were Fey Minoriyanagase by Minori Yanagase of Japan, Titat by Titat Kuantrakul of Thailand, Cahiers by Ayoung Kim of South Korea, Tsung You Chan by Joe Chan of Taiwan, Hyun Jung by Hyun Kyeong Jung of Parsons (born in South Korea), kenichi. by Kenichi Ishida of Japan, and Kanon by Kanon Hayata of Japan.

Over 360 guests arrived consisting of press and buyers from all over the world attended the show and applauded each up in coming designers from Asia.

Notable attendees include Jessica Riffle of Vogue, Jeffery Clark Grossman of Vogue, Eri Kitasaka of WWD Japan, Gabriela Ramos of ELLE, TV Host Cognac Wellerlane, GUCCI Consultant Theodore Powell, Erroll Murray of The Fashion Reporter, Ana Gomez Salcido of Heraldo de México, Leon Jeremy Carver of FOX’s Empire, Fredrico Kennedy of Ralph Lauren, Russ Joseph of London Post, Stylist Jason C. Peters, Stylist Jason Schwartz.

As the Asia Fashion Collection featured womenswear, as well as menswear, it achieved a beckoning fact that the Asian market has played a significant role is keeping the fashion industry afloat, while making New York Fashion Week something to still be excited about.

Daniel Quintanilla


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