Sitting with The Guild Team at New York Fashion Week SS/19: The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD)

GUILD MAGAZINE

 NYFW / CAAFD SHOWCASE. © BlueAngel Photography New York for Guild Magazine. 2018.

NYFW / CAAFD SHOWCASE. © BlueAngel Photography New York for Guild Magazine. 2018.


During New York Fashion Week, The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers brought some of the best rising and emerging designers from around the globe to the fashion capital of the world for a set of Spring/Summer 19 Collective Showcases. CAAFD, in collaboration with iFashion Network, presented this Collective Showcase at both the renowned Pier 59 venue as well as the world famous Industria venue. Guild Magazine was present for the showcase at Industria, where designers Helena Bajaj-Larsen, Kadri Klampe with her Yufash brand, Sania Studio by designer Sania Maskatiya, and Patricia Wijaya were featured.  

The Industria collective showcase kicked off with an introduction performance by musician Yoav Shemmesh, featuring the musician on a keytar and launchpad device which provided the rhythm sections for his playing. Following the performance was the first designer for this showcase, Helena Bajaj-Larsen. Her collection featured striking colors that remained consistent throughout each design. Each piece featured unique designs, with no specific inspiration to unify the collection. The result was bits and pieces from various countries and regions being represented.

Next, Estonian born designer, Kadri Klampe, showcased the new collection for her brand, Yufash. The collection featured extremely unique cuts and sheer materials, creating an entirely unique look. Yufash played with colors and designs throughout each piece, featuring almost glitch-like patterns. The fabrics played a visual game with the lights as the models glided down the runway.

Pakistani designer, Sania Maskatiya, featured her brand, Sania Studio. The collection featured modern designs with clear influences of her Pakistani heritage.

Finishing this showcase was Patricia Wijaya, a graduate of the Academy of Arts. The striking collection featured fantastical inspired cuts and eye-catching headwear. The collection had an underlying dark color palette, with blue and gold used heavily to great effect. The shoes for this collection were provided by Cava Prive and jewelry was done by Dale Beevers


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Helena Bajaj-Larsen

NYFW / CAAFD SHOWCASE. © BlueAngel Photography New York for Guild Magazine. 2018.


Sania Studio

NYFW / CAAFD SHOWCASE. © BlueAngel Photography New York for Guild Magazine. 2018.


Patricia Wijaya

NYFW / CAAFD SHOWCASE. © BlueAngel Photography New York for Guild Magazine. 2018.


Yufash

NYFW / CAAFD SHOWCASE © IMAXTREE. 2018.