NORTH AMERICAN DESIGNERS

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Walk Co.

Walk Co. is an American, life-style brand established in 2017. Walk Co. currently offers sportswear and womenswear designs. The brand was started by Terrica Walker (TWalk), a 21 year old from PG County, Maryland. 

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AFRO FUNKK

Charlene Sheppard-Duncan is the Owner and Designer for the brand AFROFUNKK, which she runs out Brooklyn New York.  Afrofunkk is an eclectic apparel and accessories brand, which caters to the bold and daring souls that feels the funk! The designer is very passionate about her brand, and designs everything with love. 

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Jus10H

Justin Haynes is the CEO and Founder of JUS10H, which specializes in Men’s, Women’s and Children’s wear. As a pivotal career move, with much fear and excitement; Justin Haynes decided to leave his position as Regional Training Manager for UK Luxury retail stores. In 2011, JUS10H was birthed; where the mission has and continues to be, “Bringing fashion to your everyday life.” At a very young age, Justin knew that he possessed a sincere love for fashion and passion for retail, so this move, although not ideal, seemed so natural. Mr. Haynes has been a Master Tailor for the last 8 1/2 years. To date, Mr. Haynes created 53 collections-- 10 of them being with American Diabetes Association and Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. October 2016, Springfield City Mayor and Chief of Staff welcomed JUS10H to present its 9th runway production at the Springfield City Hall. This event was the talk of the city for the last year. Since that time, JUS10H fashions are widely recognized by the city’s mayor along with other staff members. October 2017, JUS10H will present its 10th runway production. Mr. Haynes has made several appearances as a Fashion Correspondent on the Western Massachusetts’ morning show, sharing fashion know-how with thousands of viewers. In addition, JUS10H has been featured in various magazines such as Fashion United of Montreal Canada, Paragon Styles, Chic Republican, Sheen Magazine, Fashion Passport Magazine and Fashion Bomb Daily; as well as highlighted by local news media outlets like Springfield Educator, The Republican and Mass Live. Mr. Haynes has made multiple state appearances, created a look book, been introduced am consistently rated number seven out of 20 “Most Searched on Google”, have been the subject of international reviews, host a fashion blog page, and recently completed my first international editorial shoot. Mr. Haynes has shown in 5 major Fashion Weeks in 2018 - NYFW small boutique (Feb), LA Fashion Week(March), Miami Fashion Week(July), recently on the main stage at NYFW(Sep), and LAFW(Oct). He has since dressed many men, women and children with his fashions making headlines across both the US and Canada. 2019, JUS10H has shown at Greenville Fashion Week, became a National RAW Artist, and received the “Fashion and Lifestyle” Award from the American Black Business Association. 2019 - JUS10H will also officially become International during London Fashion Week Sep 2019.

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Mr. John Wright

New York City bred artist John-Herbert Wright uses  vibrant  colors  and  lack there of  to display  intersecting parts ; Rhythmic line work balanced by straight edges are a common theme. John's intentions to collide  organic and linear shapes are made to  highlight negative spaces as well as showcase a clash of colors. His often use of  Intrusive black lines are set as a balancing force in the crossroads  of these worlds - This is where he feels Chaos and Order intersect. 

John-Herbert Wright's body  of work is meant to highlight the junction in our lives where crossroads and collisions bring us to the next phase. through confusion and order we learn more about ourselves and inherently grow.

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Mod Mara

At Modmara we don't only offer our customer a dress. We built style with in our products by offering quality fabrics, unique designs, and most importantly details. Check out our showroom in New Jersey. 

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Qilo NYC

Qilo is a NYC-based contemporary menswear brand that creates premium headwear and apparel. Qilo has exhibited at Project and Capsule trade shows, and debuted its first New York Fashion Week presentation this February for FW17. 

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boys of new york is a New York-based menswear label, designed by Isidoro Francisco. The label’s universal style equally evokes baseball uniforms, hip-hop crews, karate sensei and the 1970s. Launched in Spring/Summer 2015, the label is based off of simplicity, sporty and easy concepts as well as prints.

The satin bomber jacket stands as b.o.n.y’s signature piece. The brand evokes the camaraderie of hip-hop crews of the 90s and early 2000s.

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Molly Monroe Apparel

Molly Monroe Apparel is an artist-owned enterprise from the NYC metro area offering handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories. Each Molly Monroe piece is hand-crafted to incorporate unique upcycled materials – from one-of-a-kind toys to vintage garments and costume jewelry. Owner and artist Molly creates stunning hand-painted pieces and jewelry inspired by her favorite goth, punk, pin-up and retro pop-culture from the 70’s and beyond. Her stated goal at Molly Monroe Apparel is to keep the soul and CBGB’s spirit of the East Village alive.  Molly’s message to all of her customers, young and old, is "always have the courage to be weird, wear outrageous clothing and truly be yourself.”

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GRACIOUS MFG

MY NAME IS HARRY EPSTEIN, AND I AM THE FOUNDER OF GRACIOUS MFG.

OUR JOURNEY BEGAN IN 2013, WHILE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL. I STARTED TO TRANSFORM MY SKETCHES INTO GRAPHICS TO MAKE T-SHIRTS IN SMALL BATCHES FOR FRIENDS. FROM THERE, GRACIOUS MFG. WAS BORN. I RECRUITED AIDAN KAYE (LONGTIME FRIEND AND FELLOW ARTIST) TO COLLABORATE ON DEVELOPING THE BRAND. BY 2014, WE WERE SCREEN PRINTING IN MY PARENTS' BASEMENT AND HOSTING POP-UP SHOPS IN NEW YORK CITY. THIS ALLOWED US TO SHOWCASE OUR DESIGNS, IN HOPES OF INSPIRING OTHER ARTISTS TO SHARE THEIR PASSION FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION. EVER SINCE THEN, WE'VE CONTINUED TO WORK TOGETHER ON A DAILY BASIS TO BRING OUR CUSTOMERS ORIGINAL, SOPHISTICATED, AND VERSATILE CLOTHING.

#STAYGRACIOUS

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Label & Lébal

A SOUTHSIDE BROOKLYN ORIGINAL LABEL WITH WORLDWIDE ORIGINS.

CREATING WHAT WE CAN’T FIND. 

POETIC STREETWEAR WITH MEANING IN EVERY PIECE.

WHAT WE VALUE MOST IS FAMILY AND LOYALTY. DAY 1’S. NO ALPHAS.

SPREADING LOVE LIKE JELLY AND BUTTER. THIS THAT NEW YORK CITY SHIT.


Asian Designers

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Đặng Thị Ngọc Hân is the winner of the 2010 Miss Vietnam pageant that took place in Tuần ChâuQuảng Ninh.

She was born and grew up in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her grandfather is notable teacher Đặng Đình Huân who is well known in Haiphong. She entered the 2010 Miss Vietnam contest and won while studying [3] department at the Hanoi College of Fine Arts.

Miss Vietnam has recently released her own fashion line and will showcase her latest collection during NYFW at the Xchange Fashion Festival F/W 2019.

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NAURAH USA

Naurah focuses on creating niche pieces customized for their discerning clientele. Inspired by the collections that were exclusively privy to the royalty and royalty alone and thoroughly researched from the archives to absorb the best from the past. These then were fused with the modern trends to create designs that have caught the imagination of the fashion conscious. Hence their tag line - "Traditional Threads. Modern Trends" At Naurah USA "less is more" is the philosophy to life with a traditional weave that is a refreshing contemporary take on classical Indian silhouettes. The modern woman would rather dance the night away in these feather-like light apparels and still feel special. In NYC, where Black is the color for a night out, we choose to present a colorful yet stylistic approach to dressing up. Why do we have to blend in, when we can stand out?

 
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KlassiKlozit is the brainchild of Kanika Chopra Kumar, a passionate designer and most importantly, a stylist by soul & curator at heart. She has combined all of her experiences as a fashion stylist, and her total passion derived from years as a consumer during her extensive travels through New Delhi, London, Paris, Milan, New York and Santorini in order to conceive, KlassiKlozit, in April 2016. With a double Masters in Psychology and Counseling, she has previously worked in the clinical field and schools as a Counselor, but her deep desire for fashion was always her calling. She started personal styling and shopping for clients in India and the US in 2013 and never looked back. She continues to see fashion over everything else and promises that she is all about promoting your expression with her style.

KlassiKlozit is a fully designed and curated indo western fusion fashion line based in New York City. It exudes her passion and love for design, style and aesthetic. Indian cinema of the 70s & 80s has always been an inspiration for her own line and the designs she curates. At KlassiKlozit, she will endorse and sell what she loves and that loves her back. According to her, it's all energy. So join her in her journey of passion and love!

"I curate Art and fashion. I eat enough, I sleep seldom, I pray often, I breathe fashion. That is my life" - Kanika Chopra Kumar

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Viet Nguyen

Viet Nguyen is an senior fashion designer in Houston. He has been designing Ao Dai for more than 20 years. 
His family has a long history of designing Ao Dai, for example, his mother started the family business since 1972. 
As an immigrant in the US, he embraces the uniqueness and beauty of the Vietnamese culture via his Ao Dai designs.

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Kenny Nguyen

Born and raised in Vietnam, Kenny is a Houston designer who loves the beauty of Ao Dai. 
His collections express the mix between the old, traditional Vietnam and the young, dynamic Vietnam. 
*Houston-based designer


EUROPEAN DESIGNERS

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But Not

But Not, brand ideato nel 2013 da Mirko Sorrentino, che ha conciliato la sua passione per la moda con quella per la Street Art, ottenendo un prodotto unico ed originale. But not è un brand ispirato alle nuove tendenze del panorama musicale e della Street Life; si distingue per le sue stampe uniche, disegnate dal giovane fondatore, che da sempre è alla ricerca dell ‘originalità senza trascurare la cura del particolare e la qualità dei tessuti e delle rifiniture.

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Elena Milani

Fin dall'apertura dell'atelier nel 2011, il nostro lavoro è stato sempre incentrato sul taglio e sulle stampe che realizzo personalmente,  il mio stile potrebbe essere definito artistico-architettonico. Creiamo collezioni smart elegance, che significa fare una profonda ricerca del taglio e delle silhouettes anche per abiti “quotidiani", non solo per quelli da sera/cerimonia.

Se dovessi usare degli aggettivi per i miei vestiti direi ben tagliati, colorati e confortevoli, ma soprattutto immersi nella realtà, che è la cosa per me più importante. Quando immagino un abito, questo funziona nella mia mente, ma poi voglio che funzioni anche nella realtà. Le due cose per me vanno di pari passo.

Creare un abito per me significa aiutare una donna a vestirsi, il mio lavoro di creazione è tutto basato sul rispetto del corpo e delle donne; capire cosa vogliono e cosa si aspettano dai miei vestiti è la mia prima regola.

AFrican Designers

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OJ DESIGNS by Onela Joni is a designer clothing line by Onela Joni. We are a lifestyle brand that specialises on street wear, smart casual and couture. Onela Joni's boutique store is based in South Africa. 

Caribbean Designers

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Hello Hi

Mychael Stuart St.Rose, is a Buffalo State College alumni, an active member of NYC and Caribbean fashion network from 2005 and till recent, Mychael is the New Adj. Professor of Caribbean Costume Design in the Buffalo State College Fashion and Textiles Technologies Department. First course of its kind, to be taught at an American Accredited College. Mychael took classes in the Fashion Technology Program at Buffalo State College; Graduated class of 2010 with a B.A. Dance.

As Cultural Fashion Director of CaribeMe Magazine, his mission is to integrate my American fashion industry experience and my Caribbean culture into a realistic conversation that can be portrayed in several mediums. These connections and experiences connected my worlds of fashion, fine art, dance, music and interconnected the local businesses, retail, arts, and educational communities, thereby creating a comprehensive unique educational experience.

Mychael started his Fashion career as one of the Pioneer stylist, of the critically acclaimed Full Figured Fashion Week NYC (Created by Gwen Devoe & Associates) '09 and '10 shows as Wardrobe Stylist for Jewel Shannon Couture. My goal as Cultural Fashion Director will be to produce, create and curate original productions to share, build, create, enrich, and help the Caribbean Diaspora.

Mychael owes his Fashion career due to his unique styling work, First, published in Elle Magazine (Quebec), Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, various styling blogs such as Fashion Bomb Daily, White Lighting and International fashion blogs; 10 years with Jewel Shannon Couture, Myke had the pleasure to style various American Entertainers and Caribbean singing personalities: Alison Hinds (2004 - 2012), Lady Saw, Alicia Keys, Queen Latifah, even Phylicia Rashad for the Oscars. That's just the half. My 1st paid gig was Vera Wang, as a dresser ( at the time the title hurled my ego so bad!).

Mychael transitioned his skill sets acquired by American Runway Fashion shows and created unique Caribbean Backstage Management teams, to curate beautiful experiences for the Caribbean Community all on the East Coast from NYC to Miami.

Mychael has participated in over 1,000+ fashion shows within 10 years (min 8 shows a month 12 months= 96 shows a year)

Sold out Concerts and Concepts: “Machel on De Beach” (Machel Montano)-Nikon Theater, Jones Beach; “Night of the Kings in King Theater” KES in Concert, and “The Machel Montano Mother Day Show”. All Caribbean first in Nikon Theater-Jones Beach and recently rebuilt “Kings Theater” in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York formerly Lowe’s Original Wonder Theaters

#HelloHi (Est. 2015) A Caribbean Production Company We execute exquisite carnival costumes, productions as art for street theater, and Caribbean concerts, while teaching other cultures, support and contribute to International Caribbean Greatness and show support to Caribbean locals with travel to local carnivals worldwide!

Award-Winning Street Theater Productions: West Indian American Day Carnival Association (NYC Carnival) Adult Band 2nd Place Borokeete Mas - Jr. Band Leader (2012) Medium Adult Band, 1st Place Kiddies Band (2012) 1st Place and Queen of the Band (2012) Detailz Mas Productions (Co-Founder and Former Band Leader 2012-2015), Medium Adult Band 2nd Place 2012, 2013 and 3rd Place 2014. #Hellohi is my experience to my culture. It's simple yet effective, just like my Caribbean Culture. It universal.