New York City – Asia Fashion Collection is an incubation project produced and sponsored by Vantan Inc. and PARCO CO., LTD, in partnership with other Asian affiliates. AFC provides a platform for emerging talent in the Fashion industry, throughout Asia, to compete for a chance to debut their collections during New York Fashion Week. Seven brands, from a number of Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, debuted their collections during this NYFW A/W 2021 as a part of AFC’s annual runway presentation at NYFW. – GM
The theme of kaoism(e) FW21 collection draws from the notion of “dressing up,” and the joy that one feels, during and after the process. Inspired by a famous actress, designer Kao Tomiyama saw on a TV show, sharing her story about a new dress purchase and the emotions attached to it. Tomiyama used this as the creative force to design her latest collection. Once reserved for special occasions, she believes that changing the context of getting dressed can bring joy to everyday life. She hopes that her new collection, entitled
“NEIGHBORHOOD DRESS”, will spark the same feeling of exhilaration.
An unexpected journey in space is now sailing towards a new direction. The Syzygy aircraft continues its journey of sailing in space and traveling through time. Alongside the Torqued Spiral in the space, designer Yuan Lung Ka leads his audience into a brand new era of Syzygy.
For this season, Syzygy considers the twisted star track as the main inspiration for design and at the same time wants to start a brand new journey through space as an introduction of the breaking dawn for this depressing period of the fashion industry. With the “Torqued Spiral” as the main inspiration for this season, Syzygy is aiming to create garments with multiple possibilities. Using top quality Milano wool and local polyester yarn and fabric, Syzygy combines high-quality materials engineered by specialized design methods such as digital knitting, digital print design, and laser cutting.
Inspired by utility and transport, through the lens of a soldier – the collection highlights the functionality and versatility of the design. Keeping in mind the nomadic lifestyle of a soldier in constant motion, designer Newman Han’s continued_studio FW21 collection was designed with the hope that we can propel ourselves forward in the new world, with the advancements and knowledge we’ve gained.
The diamonds colour’s designer, Daisuke Oguchi, uses social issues surrounding immigration as a backdrop for his new collection. Current realities of the pandemic have also transformed the conventional ideas of work and living spaces, limiting our exposure to the stresses of day-to-day, to a much more digitized experience, centered around the internet. Oguchi, proposes historical issues along with conversations around immigration, conterpointed by his modern-day take on social progress and change. These principles sit at the core of this collection.The designer explores the effects of Capitalism and the disparity among classes, through his own life experiences and travels for work. He uses cultural influences and his knowledge of construction to echo political topics. Oguchi explores the idea of how immigration can alter the workings, ideas, and way of life of an entire people.
The designer explores the effects of Capitalism and the disparity among classes, through his own life experiences and travels for work. He uses cultural influences and his knowledge of construction to echo political topics. Oguchi explores the idea of how immigration can alter the workings, ideas, and way of life of an entire people.
YONLOKAN designer Aoi Niikuni has always been intrigued by things that don’t already exist. Niikuni is attracted to the concept of ambiguity and the many possibilities that could be considered, while strictly existing in mathematical form or virtual idea. Defining the existence of the intangible, in modern academia, is the concept of their FW21 collection.
Bringing to light this notion, the word “intersection” embodies the multiplicity in its definition. A virtual object, like a mathematical graph, the location of where two objects collide, through to the exchanges between people – the word has many meanings. Much like this collection, Niikuni believes that “intersection” is a word that could be experienced in a variety of forms and contexts.
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