CAAFD Announces Full Roster of World-Class Designers For New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019
This group of designers have been hand picked by CAAFD for a series of designer showcases during fashion weekthrough a rigorous review process. CAAFD continues to empower and promote some of the most talented emerging designers and brands that are worth keeping an eye out for. CAAFD along with other seasonal corporate partners partially sponsor each designer, giving them an exclusive platform on the fashion world stage.
"A Yufash woman doesn't follow trends; she sets them." The brand has been worn by members of Little Mix and Billie Lourd in the hit tv series Scream Queens, and Yufash was also featured in an international edition of Marie Claire. Yufash is a unique and forward-thinking brand made for the confident and powerful women of the world, with all garments fabricated in England. The brand was founded in 2015 and since has skyrocketed in popularity. "We as a brand are so excited and honored to have been selected to work the CAAFD, and we look forward to our presentation,"
Designer Sania Maskatiya's designs are marked by their ornate and regal inspirations, which masterfully highlight feminine silhouettes. The designs are inspired by the beauty of nature and the environment while still being modern and classic. The collection will include only high luxe fabrics cut and draped in a luxurious design.
Designer Helena Bajaj-Larsen is a well cultured and creative artisan that pulls from her unique past to create beautiful fashion-forward pieces. Being raised in Paris until she was 18, Bajaj-Larsen attended Parsons School of Design where she focused on textile design. Helena became extremely knowledgeable in textiles specific to her Indian culture and uses this as inspiration to form breathtaking collections using unique fabrics, sourced from Khadi shops in India, and amazing jewelry pieces.
Patricia Wijaya started her label in 2016 after graduating Academy of Art University in San Francisco. The label first released a Prêt-A-Couture line in Jakarta, which focused on telling a story and showcasing innovation throughout. This year's collection is inspired by both fairytales and technology and showcases a Cinderella-like aesthetic in the future. Wijaya created an exquisite collection of a modern-day fairytale for the modern woman.
Hakuyo Miya is a Japanese designer who has studied at the Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris. His work is known for its fantasy-style elements, as he does a beautiful job combining real world with fairy tales. Miya's fiery designs combine color, texture and culture into beautiful and elegant pieces, and has previously made an appearance on CAAFD sponsored showcases. His designs are known for the innovative lines and cuts as well as having an aspect of modernism throughout the collections.
Designer Ruth Zabetta was raised in both Spain and the Dominican Republic giving her a unique cultural background for her beautiful collection. Zabetta Couture is known for modern lines and cuts showcased throughout the collections, and this year is no different. Her modern but feminine collection does an exquisite job of creating beautiful silhouettes consistently through all the pieces. Zabetta's collection is created for the modern but feminine woman and inspired by years of culture and design.
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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