Bibhu Mohapatra Spring-Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week Runway Presentation

Relive Bibhu Mohapatra’s New York Fashion Week runway presentation.

Vaishali S Returned to the New York Fashion Week Stage as a Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD) Selected Designer

When Vaishali S, the fashion brand brought to life by designer Vaishali Shadangule,  made it’s debut during New York Fashion Week back in 2016 it was the beginning of building a bridge between India‘s century-old hand-weaving tradition and introducing it to the world.  Vaishali S returned to the New York Fashion Week stage this season as a Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers [CAAFD] selected designer with a solo show.

The 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. Every fashion season, the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers [CAAFD] handpicks some of the finest talents in the global fashion industry.  On September 10, 2019, at 7 pm at Pier 59 Studios, CAAFD presented Vaishali S, showcasing the brand’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

“Handwoven textiles are in our DNA. Since the inception of Vaishali S in March 2011, the brand has stayed committed to the weaver. The vision of Vaishali S is focused on making natural and handmade apparel by working with over 700 weavers across India, among which 80% are female weavers.” Vaishali Confirms.

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“Oh, the Places You’ll Go” with Cynthia Rowley During New York Fashion Week

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As you may already know a Cynthia Rowley New York Fashion Week show is not just a show… it’s an experience.  You will never find a cast of models just simply walking up and down an ordinary runway, don’t get me wrong, we love that.  After making a splash during the last season of New York Fashion Week, Cynthia Rowley has returned this season with her signature fun-loving style that we all love.

So here are a few things you need to know about Cynthia Rowley Spring Summer 2020 New York Fashion Week debut that made this season’s presentation even more unforgettable than the last season.

Cynthia Rowley’s runway was a 200 feet washable rug created by Ruggable. The images on the rug were inspired by Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” (Cynthia Rowley acquired the rights from the estate)

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By having her runway show outdoors, Cynthia Rowley turned Tribeca’s Staple Street into a fun-filled adventurous playland piquing the curiosity of guests and even surrounding onlookers.

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The Spring Summer 2020 collection was also inspired by Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” bringing the book took life on the runway evoking an adventurous beachy vibe, with a hint of bohemian flair, and 70s-inspired silhouettes. Whimsical Dr. Seuss inspired looks also made an appearance adding to the adventurous vibes.

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 Just in case you missed the New York Fashion Week debut you still may have a chance to experience it yourself. Rowley plans to continue the adventure by traveling to various international cities to show her collection.  I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next season. 

 

Splendor Meets Retro With Color: Son Jung Wan’s New York Fashion Week SS2020 Collection

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It was a pleasant New York Saturday, the perfect New York day that postcards are made of.  The energy in the air was one that the main characters of “Sex And The City” would have approved of.  As the character Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) stated, “Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future…this is known as Fashion Week.”   The Son Jung Wan’s Spring Summer 2020 collection highlighted the glamour of vintage wear in a modern twist with the splendor of color.  The color palette evoked the feeling of renewal, a feeling that is often associated with Spring after surviving the harshness of winter.

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Born and raised in South Korea, Son Jung Wan, majored in Industrial Craft at Sookmyung Women’s University.  After graduating, she attended design school at International Mode in Seoul.  In 1993 Son Jung Wan earned the “Golden Needle Award” from the Korea Fashion Editor Association and in 2005, was named “Designer of the Year” by Seoul Metropolitan.

Known for her playful twist with mixes of colors, fabrics, and silhouettes, Son Jung Wan’s SS2020 collection featured embroidered dresses full of different layers of iridescent fabrics, a rose gold gown entwined with floral print, an array of electric blue gowns, and a neon mint dress, all screaming the splendor of new beginnings while taking the men and women in the room on a vibrant retro journey.

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Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers [CAAFD] Emerging Designer Farida Temraz Presented Her Runway Collection During New York Fashion Week

With a fully packed, standing room only, six designers showcased their collection during one sitting during New York Fashion Week.  Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers [CAAFD] unveiled six emerging designers, showcasing their Spring/Summer 2020 collections from different corners of the world.  Fashion professionals and celebrities among the audience waited patiently as each brand took their turn to grace the runway.  Egyptian designer Farida Temraz opened the show with her couture brand ‘Temraza’.

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The 24 piece collection consisted of evening gowns, cocktail dresses, and bridal couture.  Pastel, electric blue, and stunning white dominated the runway collection color palette, while floral elements added an elegant touch.  Temraza’s bridal gowns provided a wonderful contrast between the modern and the traditional.  Her trumpet gown with a halter illusion neckline with off-shoulder sleeves, as well as,  a ball gown with ruffled sleeves completed with a veil will both have any bride ready to make a statement.

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HAMON, Haus Zuk, Maria Pia Cornejo, and AC HOUSE New York Fashion Week Collection Roundup

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As part of my Monday New York Fashion Week roundup, two heads were definitely better than one,  and Natasha A. Waterman was there with me front and center to join in on the fun and explore all things New York Fashion Week.  On Monday, September 9th, HAMON, Haus Zuk, Maria Pia Cornejo, and AC HOUSE presented their Spring Summer 2020 runway collection at Spring Studios in New York City. The presentation was part of the 2nd New York Fashion Week presentation for the Global Fashion Collective.

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Designer Kumiko Iwano’s collection, ‘Square’, for the Japanese brand HAMON, featured a colorful palette of vibrant red, fuschia, turquoise, pink, yellow, and neutral earth tone colors.  The shade spectrum added to the sense of expression and freedom to manipulate one’s clothes, design and fashion.

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HAUS ZUK

Designer Peter Zuk, for his Vancouver based brand Haus Zuk, pulled inspiration for his collection from his days in the cosplay community and his love for the video game culture to create fantasy-inspired garments for his Graduate collection ‘OVERDOSE’. Haus Zuk stole the show during New York Fashion Week with a high energy, colorful, and playful runway presentation successfully drawing on the LGBT community and queer nightlife which had guests leaping to their feet lost in the intoxication of what the world needs more of…love.

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MARIA PIA CORNEJO

Chilean based designer Maria Pia Cornejo fascination with futurism and finding inspiration through art and architecture can be seen in dynamic pairings of color and shape in her collection.   Gold metallic fabrics amongst hues of monochrome, electric blue, and vermilion red dominated the collection.

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AC·HOUSE

Independent designer Lily Liu, of the Chinese brand AC·HOUSE, drew inspiration from the famous mythical Chinese bird, ‘Luan Phoenix’, for her latest collection.   The New York Fashion Week collection ‘Rock Dreamer’ explored the dark and edgy side of Rock and Roll while using lace and embroidery contrasted against Italian silk.

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New York Fashion Week Friday Roundup

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On Friday, September 6th, SON JUNG WAN, CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS, and BEVZA presented their Spring Summer 2020 runway collection at Spring Studios in New York City.

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SON JUAN WAN’S retro meets glamour runway collection featured both womenswear and menswear with a vibrant color palette bringing spring to life on the runway. Vibrant colors such as neon mint, electric blue, yellow, and rose gold dominated the runway with layered iridescent fabrics, and embroidered dresses.

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CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS

Baton Rouge–born, Brooklyn-based designer Christopher John Rogers presented his first-ever runway collection for New York Fashion Week.  The collection was a colorful and playful take on classic silhouettes.

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Ukrainian womenswear designer, founder, and ideologist of BEVZA,  Svitlana Bevza, presented her collection for her namesake label with her signature clean simple silhouettes.  BEVZA, who normally explores the idea of white colors’ superiority, which is the most essential element of the label, provided a collection with a neutral palette.

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