NYFW: Fengyi Tan

image-fengyi-tan-spring-2020-00Another of the talented group showing under the ICY Designer Global Platform, the Chinese design collective, Fengyi Tan was every bit as intriguing as her other 3 runway mates for Spring 2020.

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NYFW: Hiuman

image-hiuman-spring-2010-00Former Galliano protege Hiuman Chau broke out on her own in 2014 with her namesake collection HIUMAN.  Since, she’s been working under the Chinese collective ICY Global Designer Platform.  Spring 2020 marks her NYFW debut & the launch of her Women’s collection.

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NYFW: All Comes From Nothing

image-all-comes-from-nothing-spring-2020-00For Spring 2020, designer Eva Xu, a graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, presented a collection that can be summed up with one simple word:  elegance.

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NYFW: Leaf Xia

image-leaf-xia-spring-2020-00Shown as part of the ICY Global Designer Platform show, a Chinese based designer “incubator / collective / workshop” hybrid, Parsons School of Design grad YiQi “Leaf” Xia showed her first NYFW runway collection under the Leaf Xia moniker.

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ONhim: Willy Chavarria

image-willy-chavarria-spring-2020-00Latino designer Willy Chavarria crossed the ease of athleisure with the edge of the 90′s New York House & Disco club scene to create his Spring 2020 collection that he called both masculine & refined.

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HyVIDA: A Fashionable drINk

image-hyvida-3-cans-00NYFW will be upon us shortly & those runway junkies amongst us understand that staying well hydrated is a vital key to making it fashionably through fashion week.  A secret that’s been buzzing (or perhaps a better descriptive is “fizzing”) about lately is a new sparkling beverage called HyVIDA.

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INparis: Gamut Spring 2020

image-gamut-spring-2020-00Gamut is a Parisian Fashion Collective of several anonymous designers & artists with no definitive DNA or branding aesthetic outside of its shared desire to being innovative, experimental, & a constantly evolving collage of ideas.

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INparis: French Deal Men’s SS20

image-french-deal-men-spring-2020-00French Deal- Palais Tokyo- Paris

Volume 4 commences in a dark venue with a somber mood & a dramatic sunset projection on the horizon.  As the show begins, a beautiful spoken-word opening in an African language is heard, & two women in simple tribal garb appear for a brief moment.

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INline: N’ONAT

image-nonat-fall-2019-00It would be difficult to have said this even a few years ago, but it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between real fur & faux fur given the state of today’s textile artistry.  Designer Nihan Onat has proven this statement to be true beyond a reasonable doubt with the debut of her “namesake” N’ONAT

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Paris Couture: Ziad Nakad

image-ziad-nakad-fall-2019-00Ziad Nakad looked to architecture & geometry to find inspiration for his Fall 2019 Couture collection.  He took it one step further & added the intricacies of ancient mosaic imagery to finish his collection of 56 looks that walked the runway.

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