The purpose of the Asia Fashion Collection (AFC) is to discover and nurture young designers who are from Asia. Organized by Vantan Inc. and PARCO. Co. Ltd., AFC debuted February 9th 2019 at NYFW showing both menswear and womenswear.
Seven designers originated in Asia revealed their collections during the runway show.
1) kenichi. by Kenichi Ishida – Japan
2) FEY MINORIYANAGASE by Midori Yanagase – Japan
3) KANON by Kanon Hayata – Japan
4) CAHIERS by Ayoung Kim – South Korea
5) TSUNG YU CHAN by Joe Chan – Taiwan
6) TITAT by Titat Kuantrakul – Thailand
7) HYUN JUNG by Hyun Kyeong Jung – Parsons (born in South Korea)
Over 360 guests all over the world including Parsons Dean of Fashion, Burak Cakmak,
Beams Executive Officer Kazuyoshi Minamimagoe, and Vourneaux Jahim from
Condenast, attended the show and applauded each up in coming designers from Asia.
PR / Beauty Acquisition & Creative: New York Tokyo
Show Production: Kuroko Inc.
Casting: Eric Cano
Hair: Kien Hoang for Oribe
Makeup: Luis Casco for Mary Kay
Nail: Yukie Natori for Yukie Nail New York
Photography: Hunter Arthur
About Asia Fashion Collection (AFC)
An incubation project produced and supported by Vantan Inc. and PARCO, in cooperation with other Asia-based partners. AFC is passionate about widening the reach of the fashion industry by fostering the growth of the continent’s most promising up-and-coming designers. http://asiafashioncollection.
About Vantan Inc.
The history of Vantan began over 52 years ago in a small garage in Ebisu, Tokyo. Led by a team of visionary professionals, Vantan now provides a wide range of programs in the Creative Arts. These include fashion, hairstyling, makeup artistry, cosmetology,
graphic design, film, photography, game design, animation, manga, sound design and
culinary arts. With over 190,000 graduates to date, Vantan’s unique approach to hands-on, business-oriented education has solidified it as a vanguard institution. http://www.vantan.jp
About PARCO CO.,LTD.
Since the establishment of Ikebukuro PARCO in 1969, they have actively sought to showcase culture in all forms. Though they deal primarily in fashion, they are also involved in music, visual art, drama, and have brought a splash of color to consumer culture, as a whole. These initiatives have established PARCO as a creative space, allowing them to attract a great number of people with enormous talent. Together they are enlarging a circle of creativity that’s paving the way for the next cultural movement. http://www.parco.co.jp