Asia Fashion Collection / Global Incubation Project as told by Patricia Ann Parenti

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All the designers had one theme in mind and that is to disrupt the current fashion styles on the market today. They wanted to create something so totally different than what has already been done by traditional designers (at least in America). Asia Fashion Collection is an incubation project produced and sponsored by Vantan Inc. and PARCO CO., LTD, in partnership with other Asian affiliates. AFC provides a platform for emerging talent in the Fashion industry, throughout Asia, to compete for a chance to debut their collections during NYFW. Six brands, from Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia, debuted their collections as a part of AFC’s annual runway presentation at NYFW at Spring Studios on February 15, 2022 .

About Vantan Inc.

Founded in 1965. With the vision of “creating the world’s closest school to society,” VANTAN fosters human resources which can be immediately applicable through “practical education” such as classes taught by active instructors, long-term internships, and industry-academia cooperative projects in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. The institution has developed educational programs in the fields of Fashion, Hair styling, Makeup, Beauty, Graphic Design, Film, Photography, Game Design, Animation, Patisserie, Cafe management, Programming, Creating in the entertainment field, Influencing, and Producing. VANTAN has produced approximately 200,000 graduates to date.


Since the establishment of Ikebukuro PARCO in 1969, their mission has been to cultivate and showcase culture in all forms. While the company’s core DNA is Fashion, they have extended across numerous categories to include, Music, Visual Art, and Theater, while bringing a splash of color to consumer culture as a whole. These initiatives have established PARCO as a leader in creative work spaces, attracting an abundance of talent, that amplifies a creative circle that continues to drive forward and pave the way for the next cultural movement.

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The designer is from Japan and the concept of the collection is youth is not a certain period of your life, but the way you feel in your heart. The collection featured super wide bell bottom pants and lots of flowing chiffon like fabrics in shades of grey and black. To find out more about the clothing go to Instagram @yuunaichikawa

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A menswear collection designed by Kotono Fukazawa from Japan. The concept of the brand is lol (laugh of little)’ (to laugh unintentionally). The clothes featured oversized jackets along with knee length shorts. The designer took images of preppy vintage clothes and made them look modern. For more information on the clothes and designer go to Instagram @cocotononocoto

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Glenda Garcia

Glenda Garcia is the designer’s name and she is originally from Indonesia but based in NYC now. Her capsule collection was inspired by work clothes. The use of the color black was featured in stretch fabrics in most of the styles. Some other styles were long trench coats worn over wide legged pants. For more information go to Instagram

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The designer’s names: Yu Nung (Jerry) Hsieh, Ming Jo (Cynthia) Hsieh and they are from Taiwan. They showed both men’s and women’s fashions. The FW22 theme is named WrevoLutionX. This collection features the concept of symphony. Elements including collages, printings, and drawings are used on suits, Colorful jackets for men are shown with black fluid bottoms. The women’s styles had colorful print skirts mixed with tight black tops and long gloves. For more information go to Instagram @wooleexstudio

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Sung Ju Lee is from South Korea and featured mainly men’s clothing. The concept of the brand creates unconventional collections based on elements of structure. It aims to produce daring yet practical creations based on personal interests and experiences of the designer. The black puffers in coats and jackets were oversized but accented with yellow accessories, For more information go to Instagram @sung_ju_official

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DOKKA vivid

The designer’s names are Nodaka Sugauchi, Akiho Ka and they are from Japan. Both designers wanted to create a cycle of happiness with the feeling of love and propose along with vivid colors and sustainable fashion as a new option for society! This collection was my personal favorite out of all the collections in the show because of its use of vivid colors in floral print fabrics. For more information about the collection go to Instagram @dokkavivid

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