Born in Beijing, Chi Zhang went to the UK to study at the young age of 16, then pursuing a fashion master's degree in Milan, Italy, at Istituto Marangoni.
Chi Zhang gambles on avant garde concepts that pulls off with expertly crafted items. His phenomenal tailoring and keen eye have won him a strong following. Chi Zhang likes to mix different types of fabrics and textures, making every piece more interesting and unique. His design full op mysticism and edgy elegance. All of the looks are passionate and intricate, with great diversity on jackets, blazers, shirts and coats. The jackets and short cares have interesting pattern work, with asymmetrical cuts and experimental proportions.
His works have been published in magazines such as Vogue China, GQ China, Harper's Bazzar, Elle, L'officiel Homhes, Esquire China, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, Maire Claire, Femina, Figaro, Men's Uno, Timeout, Vision, Ilook. Over the years Chi Zhang has dressed many notable Chinese celebrities.
“We are living in such a modern time,” Said by Uri “and I wanted to come up with a new sense of style for someone who is more of a global citizen. I was thinking about guys like Jack Dorsey and Kevin Systrom, who are redefining how we think about the American businessman.”
With so few cool-but-polished men’s bag lines with prices in the $200-to-$500 range, it seems like Uri Minkoff is poised for big things. “We’ve had product on the Rebecca Minkoff site for a while,” Uri commented, “and we've been selling a ton of bags, even though we haven’t really marketed it at all. It was just there, and somehow men were discovering it.” If that isn’t a sign of good things to come, we don’t know what is.
Named after his grand father Max, Max ’n Chester was founded in New York City in 2012 by Peter Trainor. Max ’n Chester intertwines Peter’s family long tailoring tradition, his personal fascination for Japanese fabrics and love for deconstructed tailoring.
All designed in NYC and produced using only the most authentic fabrics from Japan’s top mills, Max ’n Chester benefits from Peter’s extensive background, first as a consultant and then as a designer for brands in England, Italy, Japan, and also in the U.S.. In 2014, the brand brought on fellow designer Anne Marie Maniego to focus on womenswear.
The opportunity to work with a Japanese operated factory based in China gave Peter access to Japan’s superior manufacturing techniques and finishes. Each piece is meticulously produced in a traditional Japanese fashion through every step of the process.
“I always wanted MNC to focus on craftsmanship and honesty. I’ve been focusing all my career, first as a consultant and later as a designer, on delivering the right product with the perfect fit. Working with Japanese fabrics opened up a new world of creative possibilities and helped me to define a contemporary but yet personal wardrobe”.
MNC’s unique positioning in the U.S. market is recognized by the best retailers throughout the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Europe including American Rag, Ron Herman, Gentry NYC, Manhattan’s Korea, CPCM and United Arrows.
WOOD HOUSE WAS FOUNDED BY JULIAN WOODHOUSE. JULIAN IS A 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS GRADUATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS BUSINESS SCHOOL. HIS IMMENSELY DIVERSE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE INCLUDES CREATIVE DIRECTION, PERFORMING ARTS, BANKING, AND THE US ARMY. JULIAN IS CURRENTLY THE HEAD OF HIS ARMY UNIT’S OPERATIONS IN LOGISTICS, RESOURCING, ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIONS, BUDGETING, THE STRATEGIC USE OF HUMAN RESOURCES, AND HAS EXPERIENCE AS HIS UNIT’S LIAISON OFFICER, A REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COMMUNICATIVE EFFORT BEHIND THE INCORPORATION OF HUMAN, PHYSICAL, AND EQUIPMENT RESOURCES BETWEEN REPUBLIC OF KOREA ARMY AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY IN KOREA.
JULIAN, UTILIZING LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS LEARNED IN HIS TIME IN SERVICE HAS SUCCESSFULLY DUAL-TRACKED HIS MILITARY CAREER WITH HIS FASHION CAREER, HAVING SIMULTANEOUSLY WORKED FULL TIME AS A FILM COSTUME DESIGNER, MODEL, STYLIST, AND NOW MENSWEAR DESIGNER DURING THE ENTIRETY OF HIS FOUR YEARS IN SERVICE. JULIAN WILL TRANSITION OUT THE US ARMY IN DECEMBER 2016 JUST IN TIME FOR THE UNVEILING OF WOOD HOUSE FALL-WINTER 2017 AT NEW YORK MEN’S DAY, AN EVENT SPONSORED BY CADILLAC AND THE COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA (CFDA).
The label’s youthful, understated designs are a reflection of its creator, David Meyer Naman, who built his now-thriving business from the ground up in in the Eternal City of Rome.
With more than 60 retail stores in Italy, the U.K, Belgium and China and employing more than 300 people globally, the David Naman brand will be offered to men’s specialty and department stores starting with the spring 2017 collection. “When I look for inspiration, I need not look far ahead. I move in the time that I am living in and absorb what is happening right in front of me,” Naman says. “My customer is my friend, my lover, my partner; I am inspired by them, and more importantly love — the love of family, the love of fashion, the love of all thing beautiful.
Krammer & Stoudt is an East Coast label with West Coast cool. Designer Michael Rubin takes inspiration from his California roots and executes the collection with Made-in-New York precision.
Combining influences from the Southwest to vintage SoCal subcultures, Krammer & Stoudt offers a distinct perspective on modern contemporary menswear.
Krammer & Stoudt is proudly manufactured wholly in the United States, using the finest imported and domestic fabrics.
ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN, BORN AND RAISED IN TOKYO, KOZABURO AKASAKA TRAVELLED TO LONDON TO STUDY FASHION DESIGN AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS COLLEGE OF ART WHERE HE OBTAINED HIS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE. HE THEN SPENT TIME IN NEW YORK WHERE HE GAINED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE WHILE WORKING AT THOM BROWNE.
CONVINCED HE HAD TO FOCUS ON DEVELOPING HIS PERSONAL AESTHETIC FURTHER, HE PURSUED THE MFA IN FASHION DESIGN PROGRAM AT PARSONS. HIS WORK IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PROGRAM WAS SELECTED FOR THE VFILES SPRING/SUMMER 16 PRESENTATION. HIS MOST RECENT GRADUATE COLLECTION WILL BE STOCK AT DOVER STREET MARKET.
HAVING GROWN UP DURING THE 90S IN JAPAN, KOZABURO’S AESTHETIC IS HEAVILY INSPIRED BY MUSIC SUBCULTURES AND THE VARIOUS STREET STYLES HE WAS EXPOSED TO DURING THAT PERIOD. HIS ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND ALWAYS PREVAIL WHEN IT COMES TO CONSIDERATION OF THE QUALITY OF GARMENTS, FITS AND FINISHING WHICH IS GROUNDED IN HIS TAILORING SKILL. TIMELESS DESIGN OF CLASSIC MEN’S APPAREL IS AT THE CORE OF HIS AESTHETIC. THE JUXTAPOSITION OF HIGH FASHION AND STREET CULTURE HAS COME TO DEFINE THE UNIQUELY POETIC AND CONTEMPORARY - YET NOT TEMPORARY – STYLE OF KOZABURO.
Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, David Hart began designing clothing at a young age. At seventeen, he received the Fashion Group International Scholarship Award and moved to New York City to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2004, he received his BFA in fashion design, with a specialization in evening wear and tailoring.
Over the next seven years, while designing for Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger, and Ralph Lauren, Hart refined his skills. There, he honed his eye for sartorial craftsmanship, explored his interest in the history of American sportswear, and continued to cultivate his own distinct aesthetic.
In 2009, Hart launched his independent neckwear line, David Hart & Co., a collection of luxury ties, bow ties, and pocket scarves. Expanding his focus over the following years, he debuted his first full ready-to-wear collection of menswear in 2013 under the label David Hart.
Hart prides himself on creating confident yet approachable clothing for the modern gentleman. With every collection, Hart consistently lends a modern eye with a nostalgic twist. Each piece is infused with history and classic details that come to life in a fresh way.
Dedicated to supporting New York City’s disappearing Garment District and other small family-run textile mills, Hart produces all of his clothing and fabrics in the United States, Italy, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. In 2015, David was a finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, named one of the Best New Menswear Designers in America by GQ Magazine, nominated for The International Woolmark Prize in Menswear for the USA region, and inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
By Robert James is the brainchild of Robert James, a rural Ohio native whose menswear brand is founded on timeless, handsome classics with a modern twist. After graduating from Ohio State University and FIT, James pursued a design career in apparel design, with the purpose of honing his skills for his own brand. That day has arrived, and James now works to bring his passion for men’s fashion to life by designing a head to toe line of jackets, coats, jeans, trousers, and craft knitwear.
Based in New York City’s Lower East Side, James strives to maintain a brand that balances innovation and inspiration, while honoring the tradition of honest, hard work. Inspired by music and historic men’s garments and themes, and guided by the spirit of his humble beginnings, James’ designs appeal to high-end men’s fashion books as well as the average guy. James aims to make every man who wears his clothing feel as handsome as the clothes themselves.
The brand also uses local goods and manufacturing, ensuring that every product is not only great for the consumer, but also has a deeper environmental conscience while supporting local businesses in the community.
Seattle - Tokyo based designer Nin Truong founded Maiden Noir in 2006. Inspired by the natural Pacific Northwest surroundings, his background in art and architecture, Maiden Noir combines these influences to create seasonal collections for both Men and Women. The vision for each collection is executed meticulously through attention to details, sourcing premium Japanese fabrics, and the highest standards of production based in Japan. Seasonal collaborations add depth and nuance to a well cultivated collection.
Maiden Noir represents an authentic evolution of story telling in apparel from season to season.
R.Swiader draws influence from its surrounding landscapes and cityscapes and the people that occupy them. Rafal Swiader, lead designer for R.Swiader is inspired by the suavity and functionality of the Parisian man, the boundless curiosity of the Brooklyn native, and the occupants of his home country of Poland, which sustains a very solemn, yet joyous attitude. The R.Swiader garment is notable in that it
SYU SYU HAN had spent 10 years gathering experiences in fashion industry, starting as a trainee designer and final career was head of designing department. In 2012 she founded CHANSHU fashion studio, and launched women ready-to-wear collection selling online. Annual sales reached around 1.5million USD in 2015. In 2016, she is starting a new line of high end women’s fashion using her own name as the new brand: SYU SYU HAN. Such brand will strongly represent her own DNA, and bring the most of her personal style and attitude towards life.
NIKISTAVIA, an independent designer clothing brand, with the character of its fashion and luxury design ideas and the traditional manual experience, it provide clients with genuine noble and artistic enjoyment of dressing.
NIKISTAVIA positioning in the 18 to 40 years old, and featured in financial parvenus who are the independent-minded housewives and those fashion women who has their personal unique idea of dressing and like more personalized custom-made.
The name of this brand stems from the designer who learned the history of British arts and culture while studying in UK. The existing of Plantagenet Dynasty drove the gradually formation of British culture. Gothic architecture also prevailed during this period. The famous Westminster Abbey and York Minster was rebuild just based on the Gothic architectural style. During this period, political and social form also under development, such as “Great Charter” who has a powerful influence in the history of the constitution, was signed by King John. England Parliament and the Model Parliament just the result of this dynasty. Besides, the more specialized educational institutions including Oxford and Cambridge was established. The House of Plantagenet was a royal house which originated from the lands of Anjou in France who held the English throne from 12th century. “Plantagenet”, farther of Henry II, An Rubo Jazz Geoffroy V nickname was said. It was said that Geoffroy insert in the hat with common broom and gorse, and he liked to grow such plants in the colonies. During this period, a princess named NIKI was very fond of this plant, then, the first printing of this clothing brand -Plantagenet crown printing was created.
Lady Adeline, founder of the brand, who had been studied in UK and graduated from University of Southampton with Master degree (major in fashion design). After coming back to domestic, she worked in woman clothing brand “ELLASSAY” and “Winners” in Shenzhen. After two years, she founded her own clothing brand NIKISTAVIA in Hongkong.
The brand will introduce the autumn conference haute couture and high-end costumes customized services per two quarters annually, and provided tailored service for independent women, so as to help them making the most suitable clothing to fit for different occasion.
Every woman desires to possess a precious collection of dress and a sincere feeling towards it. This is precisely the ultimate mission of a fashion designer, collision of inspiration and creative, the coexistence of beauty and temperament, as same as you and I, we all need to put more efforts to achieve our dreams.
Song Hong, design director of “Cashmere Song” brand. Ms. Song graduated from the Inner Mongolia Art School, further her study in Hong Kong Design School. The brand “Cashmere Song” was established from 2010, a simplicity design with elegant touch. By using the finest cashmere wool, nature color group to create the city elegant look. The brand has been presented in Seattle fashion week, New York fashion week, Shenzhen fashion week & Hong Kong fashion week. In 2016, “Cashmere Song” won the new designer award in Shenzhen fashion week and finalist of the Hong Kong Centerstage fashion designer.
Lela Rose is widely recognized for her unique aesthetic of juxtaposing refined elegance with modern, whimsical designs, through brilliant color, beautiful fabrication and handcrafted details. With her eponymous collection, Rose has established a fresh point of view in American fashion and continues to redefine a sophisticated, yet modern lifestyle.
Upon graduating from Parson’s School of Design in 1993, Rose worked with esteemed designers, Richard Tyler and Christian Francis Roth. After honing her love of couture fabric and fanatic appreciation of detail, Lela’s vision and passion compelled her to debut her signature Lela Rose collection in 1998. With a design philosophy rooted in hand-finished apparel that exudes elegant refinement and casual luxury, the collection continues to feature intricately designed, finely detailed separates, dresses, gowns and outerwear.
In fall 2006, Rose debuted the Lela Rose Wedding collection, pairing impeccable quality with beautiful fabrics and exquisite use of detail. Following the success of the bridal collection, Rose partnered with The Dessy Group for an exclusive bridesmaid line, with gowns and cocktail dresses in an extensive palette.
Yang Lu graduated from Sichuan Fine Art Institute with a master's degree in fashion design. 2013 creation of the same name brand YANG LU. Works financial minimalism design concept, function and the minimalist aesthetic fusion as a design point, to achieve the quality of design and good clothing comfort. Design works with geometric lines, and other basic elements as the key structure design, dismiss all redundant decoration, in order to enrich the design details of the overall structure of the taste of integrity. Strive for the modern urban women to show the full personality of the self from the outside and the inner phase of the style of dress.
division of M. Pollio Eduction Groups Inc
As an education entity we offers conceptual and technical training, as well as many specialized courses taught by industry professionals that Secondary schools do not normally provide in Vancouver Canada. Our goals is to help students improve artistically in both mind and technical skills, thus preparing students to think about the concepts, process, making and presenting to their best level. Fashion design is always one of the most popular interest for secondary students. However, students usually do not have the full spectrum view of what fashion design involved and the works surrounds it. For first time,to bring young designer work to an internationally stage as New York Fashion Week the GFW Shows give them first hand opportunity to experience the wild creative thinking process, the rush of preparing and testing material, the hard work of making their unique art-pieces and the anxiety of preparing and presenting on a open public stage. All for all, it is the PASSION within EACH AND EVERYONE OF THEM that driving them to enjoy and the wanting to do,that makes them different from others.Our collective named 'I am astronaut', which derived from news of a earth like planet discovered. Base on this concept, students draw out their ideal garment and presenting in class with the result of their test material and experience. At the end of presentation, with help of instructors,all base on student works some of the fabric was design and will be use on their final garment.During the collective runway, designers' creativity should be the main focus.Without comparable years of experience, resource and man power, our young designers will mainly focus on how to convert their wild idea to a ready-to-wear product. This year our designer is more on the conservative side. We hope to bring wonder to all audience but not to frighten them.
Copenhagen has long been the breeding ground for some of the most conceptual designers of our time and Ole Yde, designer of luxury ready to wear label YDE is one of the most intriguing we’ve come across in a while. With features in publications such as US & British Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily and Elle and acclaim for it’s unique blend of Nordic design and luxurious materials, the brand has quietly been making a name for itself and we’re sitting up and taking notice.
Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne — the talents behind New York–based label Public School — have been appointed the new creative directors at DKNY, and will be tasked with giving it a whole new look. "We both grew up in New York and DKNY has always been part of the landscape of this city in our formative years as designers and New Yorkers. It is one of the brands that helped change the game for us and for American fashion," the two said in a statement released this morning. As of today, they'll be splitting their time between their brand (which is nominated for two CFDA Awards this year) and DKNY, which reportedly accounts for 80 percent of Donna Karan International's business.
They're joined by Hector Muelas — the former creative director of worldwide marketing communications at Apple — who will serve as the brand's chief image officer. The first-ever collection under the brand's new leadership will be unveiled this September during Fashion Week. The first collection will be strictly womenswear, but given their penchant for unisex pieces, we're betting guys might want them, too.
After graduating in Fashion Design/Womenswear at the prestigious design school Central Saint Martins in London in 2007, Francesca Liberatore started building up international experience working in the headquarters of some of world’s the top high-end fashion houses, including Viktor & Rolf in Amsterdam, Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris and Brioni Womenswear in Italy.In 2009, Francesca Liberatore won the Next Generation competition promoted by Italy’s CNMI, officially establishing her namesake collection by showing at Milan Fashion Week. Called “enfant prodige” by some important names in the fashion business, Francesca was invited to expose her creations in prestigious locations such as the Museo della Permanente in Milan and the Edieuropa Gallery in Rome, creating special projects and capsule collections in Paris, London, Tokyo, Canton, New York and Seoul.
Furthering her international presence with continued creative projects, Francesca presented her collections in Saint Petersburg for the Nice Film Festival, in Kiev at Mytstestky Arsenal, in Berlin on Brandebourg Tor, and Warsaw Soho Factory, followed by prestigious event with fur and leather collection in Asia in the cities of Guanghzou, Harbin, Beijing, Shanghai, HK as well as creative directing collections for international clients, including her latest childrenswear project for Nolamisù in Dubai, through which she has become an example of the Made in Italy fashion talents around the world.
Francesca Liberatore currently shares her experience and taste teaching in Italy and abroad with the best fashion schools and organizations; at Brera Fine Art Academy, and NABA in Milan, Academy of Fine Arts Rome, Academy of Costume and Fashion in Rome, and for United Nations: in GSC Amman (Jordan), in the University of Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam), and on the Ministry of Industry and Production of Lima (Peru) as an international expert.
Further, Francesca has taken part in important initiatives such as “A T-shirt for Life” for the Unicef campaign “Vogliamo 0”, and is responsible for important collaborations including creative directing the Fashion project at Moulin Rouge Paris with the capsule collection Moulin Rouge by Francesca Liberatore and a great range of graphics.
EDUN is a global fashion brand based in New York.
In respect of its mission to source production and encourage trade in Africa, EDUN mixes its modern designer vision with the richness and positivity of this fast-growing continent.
EDUN is building long-term, sustainable growth opportunities by supporting manufacturers, community-based initiatives and partnering with African artists and artisans.
Founded by Ali Hewson and Bono in 2005, LVMH invested in EDUN in 2009.
Danielle Sherman was named Creative Director in April 2013.
At 27, Idan Cohen is one of Israel’s most celebrated Evening and Bridal Wear designers. Cohen trained and graduated in 2011 from the prestigious fashion school Marangoni in London, England.
Idan returned to Tel Aviv and opened a 4,000 square foot atelier and flagship in the heart of the city’s fashion district Neve Tzedek, Tel Aviv.
Cohen is committed to celebrating the female form in all silhouettes. Embellishments and intricate hand-beading bring light to his work and to the women who wear his collection. Plunging necklines, exaggerated slits and cut outs provide line and height to form.
Idan Cohen shows his Ready To Wear collection in New York for New York Fashion Week with IMG. He will return the runway in February 2016 for this third season.
Celebrity Clientele include: Niki Minaj, Kelly Osbourne, Laverne Cox, Taryn Manning, Christina Milian, Leigh Lezark of the MissShapes
In 2009, longtime friends Laurence Chandler and Joshua Cooper saw an opportunity to fill a void in the menswear market and conceived Rochambeau. Merging their professional experience along with shared passions for art and design, Chandler and Cooper launched the brand as an outlet for creative expression and artistic collaboration. Within just a few seasons, Rochambeau was recognized by the industry and has developed a passionate consumer following since its launch.
After being named Ecco Domani finalist in 2009 and taking part in W Hotels Fashion Next program, Rochambeau was invited to show seasonally at Milk studios in NYC under the MADE Fashion initiative. With global distribution through showrooms in Milan and Paris, Rochambeau is stocked at high-end retailers. Rochambeau has developed a passionate consumer following since the launch of the label over 5 years ago.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Whitney graduated from The University of Texas with a theater degree. After gaining design experience at Kate Spade, and studying at FIT and Parsons at night, she took over as head women's designer at Steven Alan in 2007. She decided to strike out on her own in 2010. Whitney believes everyone is creative, and celebrates individual style with color, print and a sense of humor. Her clean shapes are energized by playful details, achieving an aesthetic that is both feminine and modern. Inspired by the kaleidoscope of New York City, Whitney seeks to advance a positive outlook and inspire an artful lifestyle.
Legacy. When Alex Gilbert began daydreaming about launching a new sportswear brand, she had legacy on her mind. Her own legacy, as a founder of the seminal Paper Denim & Cloth. The legacy of her family: Gilbert’s grandparents, Martin and Minna, started their own fashion business in the midst of World War II. Then there was the legacy of American sportswear itself—the un-fussy yet authoritatively soigné look of Bonnie Cashin and early Calvin Klein.
M. Martin carries all those legacies into the future. Launched with Gilbert’s friend and fellow fashion-lifer Jennifer Noyes, and named in honor of Martin and Minna, M. Martin updates the midcentury American sportswear aesthetic for a new generation. These are clothes for grown-ups, confident women who express elegance through a sense of ease. Durable, modern-day staples--the belted denim coat, the perfect crisp button-down, the fluid pajama pant and cozy, oversize knit—that can be worn and re-worn any which way. Every M. Martin piece is made to last, not only in terms of the quality of production but also because they are classic. This is forever style, with a contemporary twist. M. Martin takes its legacy seriously—and wears it so, so lightly.