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22 Feb

CADA at NYFW 2020

10th of February 2020, New York – Chinatown is breathing fashion! Eight designers from across Asia presented their collections at the collective runway presentation for CADA: Council of Asian Designers in America. The designers joined forces in New York City’s Chinatown to present their FW20 collections at NYFW. Standing out among most of Fall/Winter collections, the presentation showcased bright colors, textures and prints through a juxtaposition textiles, shown in the presentation on Monday afternoon. 

2Madison Avenue by Maggie Hutauruk Eddy www.2madisonavenue.com l@2madisonavenue 

2 Madison Avenue brought new silhouettes, vibrant colors and structure to the runway. The collection “ LIGA BUMI ” translating to League of Earth was filled with yellow and electric blue, incorporating recycled fabrics and unique Indonesian marine-line inspired prints. Touching on sustainability, the collection also features repurposed denim, vegan furs and 3-D laces making each piece eye catching down the runway.I’m a new Text block ready for your content.

Bettie Kim & Bo Zhao
www.bettiekim.com l @bettiekim2020

The Shanghai-based designer brought  her collection “Fairy Tale” to NYFW bringing her childhood imagination to life. The designer showcased her all white, whimsical, eveningwear collection – proving one should wear white after Labor Day. Each piece exuberated ethereal chic with glitter beading and embroidered details.

Bingyao Studio www.Bingyaostudio.com l @bingyao_studio

Designer Bingyao Cheng established her brand “Bingyao Studio in 2019. This Fall collection titled “Creative Fun,” featured a combination of functional, waterproof and windproof material to present a bold and unconventional look, illustrating a fluorescent rainbow. The designer accessorized each look with black masks with the iridescent piping.

Ruojing Wang
www.ruojingwang.com l @ruojingwang

Chinese menswear designer Ruojing Wang is heavily influenced by travel, street culture, and principles of menswear construction. The collection “Anesthetize,” incorporated wool, cotton twill, merino wool roving and jersey knit. Vibrant colors of pumpkin, cobalt, tomato, and periwinkle flooded the runway.

SHUAI ZENG

The two collections, “Ukiyoe” for menswear and “Commensalism” for womenswear stood out among the rest, with an avant-garde, incredibly abstract collection. London-based designer Shuai Zeng was inspired by Chinese art. Tailored jackets were created to pop dimensionally and express that the objects live in one body. An explosion of seafoam green, canary yellow, with white and nude, sashayed down the runway. 

Yi-Ting Lee
www.yitinglee.squarespace. com l @yitingweilee

The Beijing native showcased a collection merging calligraphy and fashion. Yi-Ting Lee’s collection, “Characters complete Characters” reintroduced traditional Chinese elements into post-modern designs. Shades of black and white blended perfectly in wools and organzas. 

YIYI KWOK
www.yiyikwok.com

The collection L-i-o-n was inspired by traditional Chinese lion dance. We saw various embroidered prints in neon pink, green, and blue almost perfectly timed to dawn the runways just after Chinese New Year.

Chun Han

A great take on winter fashion – designer, Chun Han, presented his sultry collection in gray and black, showcasing fine tailoring of both women’s and men’s wear. From evening looks made of poly and nylon to gray cotton blazers – all looks were accessorized with pearl strings.

 CADA: www.uscada.org

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