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On February 9th, Asia Fashion Collection debuted seven Asian designers revealing their collections at New York Fashion Week FW19.  The purpose of the Asia Fashion Collection is to discover and nurture young designers who are from Asia. Organized by Vantan Inc. and PARCO. Co. Ltd., AFC showing both menswear and womenswear. Scroll down to see the collections.

Asia Fashion Collection

FEY MINORIYANAGASE (Japan)

Minori Yanagase of Fey Minoriyanagase showed a moving exaggeration of bold colors, a heightened play on prints and incorporation of oversized pieces with elements of layering in a casual and fun tone.

TITAT (Thailand)

Pete Titat Kuantrakul of TITAT showcased a monochrome collection with different textiles and bold elemental designs; elevating looks with a relaxed and cool modern – eastern style.

CAHIERS (South Korea)

Ayoung Kim of CAHIERS showed a variety of beautiful silhouettes from a deconstructed dress, relaxed overcoats, flowy dresses with different textures and fabrics. This collection oozed femininity and edginess all in one.

TSUNG YU CHAN (Taiwan)

Joe Chan of TSUNG YU CHAN showed passions of high-end, street style and modern art through his designs, presenting a full detail of hi-end menswear. Deconstruction of fabrics, structured with Taiwanese traditional techniques to create a modern style.

HYUN JUNG (Parsons : South Korea)

Hyun Kyeong Jung of HYUN JUNG showcased deconstructed white and black ensembles with deliberately torn features. The inspiration behind the collection was a nightmare, a continuous nightmare of falling off from somewhere else.

KENICHI (Japan)

Kenichi Ishida of KENICHI made it clear that Spring is definitely around the corner. Pastels colors; lavender, creams, tans, whites will all be in trend for the coming season. Oversized looks perfect for layering for the very chilly days and transition into later warmth. 

KANON (Japan)

Kanon Hayata of KANON showed an unraveling abundance of color, print, and textures. There was a play on volume and outlines of Jacquard in the collection. A showcase of whimsical frocks truly highlighting art.


Makeup: Luis Casco for Mary Kay
Nail: Yukie Natori for Yukie Nail New York
Photography: Hunter Arthur
Dressers: Parsons

What were some of your favorite collections or looks?

On September 12, designers Dakun x Liu Yong and Hathairat showcased their Spring/Summer 2019 collections at NYFW. With complete opposite sides of the spectrum, Dakun x Liu Yong puts an athletic spin on the high sport while Hathairat brought a bright future to ruffles and tones. Keep scrolling to see more.

Dakun x Liu Yong

Dakun x Liu Yong debuted with their Eastern Legends streetwear collection proving that Chinese designers are the trailblazers of street fashion. Traditional Eastern culture has influenced the fashion industry profoundly. Liu Yong took this influence, particularly Taoism one of the most powerful cultures in Asia, into his atelier as the inspiration for this season’s Dakun x Liu Yong runway show. The Dakun name has the symbolic meaning of Taoism, which represents the blended Chinese ancient culture with new fashion trends.

Liu Yong’s inspiration came across with luxurious fabric coatings, knitted borders, and intricate edging on the garments. Street elements were clear with the materials used and strategically placed graphics and logos. Male, female, and the cutest children’s looks came down the catwalk in edgy, futuristic reds, army green prints, and black. Accessories like sock slide on sneakers and architectural backpacks complemented Liu Yong’s anorak, hoody, and sweatpants pieces. The designer wanted to express throughout his show his concept of Eastern Legends. Dakun x Liu Yong aims to incorporate typical Chinese fashion with the younger generation. 

Photo Credit: Imaxtree

Hathairat

Hathairat Maneerat, the Bangkok born designer, showcased her Spring/Summer collection in Soho. This collection, as well as others, have a global influence in the multi-wearability of” hard-to-miss” statements. In all of which can be seen throughout her designs. Hathairat’s initial designs are fit and flare and color blocking, combined with various luxury fabrics. All including fine detail of ruffles, multiple layers, and voluminous look and feel. Her whimsy and elegance are inspired by themes from her personal styles, fantasy, luxury, cultures, and society.