CAAFD announces new sets of approved Fashion designers, showcasing during Spring / Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week
Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers [CAAFD] unveils six additional emerging designers from different corners of the world previewing Spring/Summer 2020 collections at the New York Fashion Week
September 9, 2019 — New York, NY — /BFDPR/ CAAFD (The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers) today announces their series of group showcases slated for New York Fashion Week. In the group of emerging designers are fresh new faces as well as few returning designers from past seasons. Some of the designers CAAFD welcomes this season includes: Moon Chang, A Humming Way, Farida Temraz’s Temraza, María Sonia, Yufash and Phoenix Ba to name a few. Every season, CAAFD curates some of the finest talents in the fashion industry, globally. CAAFD partners with IMG and Pier 59 studios and presenting its approved designers. These and all other designers are scheduled to showcase on various platforms from September 4th through the 12th, 2019.
Moon Chang won the hearts of the CAAFD selection jury, her work speaks for itself. A New York-based young and emerging designer brand. Moon earned her MFA as a first cohort degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2019. Trained efficiently at the Institute and emerging the first prize winner, her works were featured in Vogue Italia, L’Officiel, Modernism Magazine, Schon, Bullett, Alpha, Flawless, IM, Yoko, WWD, Zinc, Neu Neu Media, Notes, and Yahoo, to name a few. The S/S 2020 collection, “Hybrid Beauty” would kick off with Moon Chang’s personal story featuring her PTSD experience, a compulsive moment of death. Moon Chang is one of the few designers chosen as part of the CAAFD IM’Possible Challenge Program. A program designed to empower and motivate recent graduates in the fashion industry.
A Humming Way: While many superlatives come to mind when describing entrepreneur and curator Sweta Agrawal, elegance and classy aesthetics are the closest. The CAAFD Collective Showcase will feature the great designs inspired by the rich Rajasthani heritage. Sweta is passionate to create designs that appeal to the strong and confident Indian woman. The seeds of a career in fashion were sown in the formative years where she felt a lack of craftsmanship and detailing in main fashion. As a teenager, she often designed her own clothes and that is where the fascination took the next step. Travels to exotic destinations exposed her to international trends adding to the lure and formed the building blocks for A Humming Way.
Farida Temraz’s Temraza stands out as one of the handpicked CAAFD emerging brands. Her collection features Haute Couture, women’s ready-to-wear, evening wear, and bridal dresses. In the past years, Temraza has quickly made its mark in the international fashion community. From Country Music star, Carrie Underwood at the CMT Artiste Awards to Temraza pieces seen on the red carpet at the Oscars, Grammy, Emmy’s, SAG Awards and many others, there is little wonder why this brand has become popular among celebrities and their fans. Ms. Temraz graduated with a BA degree majoring in Integrated Marketing Communications, and double minoring in Business and Psychology with a prepared Master’s degree in Fashion Communication.
María Sonia selected by CAAFD to showcase its brand as part of the CAAFD emerging designer collective showcase series. With an older sister who is a designer and younger brother a writer, She was drawn to fashion at a very young age but made her debut in the industry after she finished college and got her first job in the fashion world. She won a contest in a very important fashion company where she worked as an assistant; she competed with 19 other participants and her designs emerged as the best, which is why she was promoted to the designer of one of the lines.
At the CAAFD Collective Showcase, she aims to have the world stare at the glamors of her interventions as the plissé pleats and other pleating techniques take center stage in this capsule that aims to transmit the evolution and empowerment of women. The collection is based on the Hand Made, fusing native fabrics with others such as Gaza, tulle, organza, taffeta, using technological processes, achieving a perfect combination of the autochthonous and the contemporary to haute couture.
Kadri Klampe is an Estonian-born, founder and designer who created Yufash as a unique and forward-thinking brand made for the confident and powerful women of the world, with all garments fabricated exclusively in England. Founded in 2015, Klampe and Yufash have since experience skyrocketing popularity, including having designs featured on the hit television series Scream Queens. Yufash is one of the few designers chosen as part of the CAAFD’s incubate/nurturing program, returning for her second seasonal showcase after her previous career-defining CAAFD showcases.
Phoenix Ba: Toronto-based fashion designer, is specialized in women’s formal, occasional, and evening wear will be featuring at the CAAFD Collective Showcase with inspiring designs from the heart of Canada. Surrounded by fabrics, needles, sheers, and chalks, Combining aesthetic judgments and technical skills, the designs are presented as a means for self-expression that each garment has her own story and characters. Phoenix Ba aims to think-outside-the-box and creates elegant and timeless womenswear with creative designs, variegated non-conventional materials, and surface textile techniques. The line focuses on femininity, passion, and confidence and contains one-of-a-kind outfits that suit women from different cultural backgrounds with different voices and attitudes.
Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers, [CAAFD] is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of promoting designers who aspire to expand their brand awareness and do business in the United States. CAAFD educates, promotes and empowers aspiring designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned designer they yearn to be. More information can be found at http://www.caafd.org.
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