- Sept. 4, 2018
-- Ayni, a Peruvian-based fashion brand, will be presenting for The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD) showcase series during the upcoming NYFW SS19 season. CAAFD, in collaboration with iFashion Network, will be putting this showcase together for their Collective Showcase I, taking place at Pier 59 on September 10th, 2018. CAAFD is also staging a Collective Showcase II at Industria, also on the same day. Ayni will be presenting along with MOUTON BLANC, Zabetta Couture, and Thunyatorn, which marks another season of CAAFD's worldwide trek to give a platform to the most unique international designers.
Ayni's name, which is derived from a Peruvian turn of phrase meaning "today for you, tomorrow for me," gives a look into the design process for the design duo, composed of Danish Laerke, and Adriana from Peru. Through Ayni, the duo make good on their name by making the brand focused on honoring ancient traditions, utilizing local materials and altering the production model to promote environmental sustainability. One of Ayni's main goals is to combine ethics and aesthetics in a way that benefits the environment, but still remaining fashionable by using high quality elements such as luxurious baby alpaca fur and Pima cotton.
Outside of designing collections which it began in 2009, Ayni has also created the certification program "Ayni Certify," which is the first and leading certifying center enabled by the Peruvian Ministry of Employment to certify individuals in labor competencies within the field of hand knitting since 2012. Through this, the objective is to give recognition and value to individual labor competencies and contribute to empowerment and self-esteem, improving labor standards and also making sure that their products reach the expected quality.
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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