The purpose of the Asia Fashion Collection is to discover and nurture young designers who are from Asia. Organized by Vantan Inc. and PARCO. Co. Ltd., AFC debuted February 9, 2019 at NYFW showing both menswear and womenswear.
Seven brands revealed their collections during the runway show. All of the brands and designers are from Asian countries.
- FEY MINORIYANAGASE by Minori Yanagase – Japan
- TITAT by Titat Kuantrakul – Thailand
- CAHIERS by Ayoung Kim – South Korea
- TSUNG YU CHAN by Joe Chan – Taiwan
- YUN JUNG by Hyun Kyeong Jung – Parsons (born in South Korea)
- kenichi. by Kenichi Ishida – Japan
- KANON by Kanon Hayata – Japan
Over 360 guests arrived consisting of press and buyers from all over the world attended the show and applauded each up in coming designers from Asia.
Asia Fashion Collection is a project to discover and incubate young Asian designers in collaboration with Asian organizations aiming at further development of fashion industry in Asia.
Asia Fashion Collection, Korea Fashion Association, Taiwan Textile Federation, Hong Kong Trade Development in collaboration with the bureau, select young designers brands representing each country and offered the opportunity for a runway debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo and New York Fashion Week.
Later, the designers can also participate in commercialization support programs for sales and orders in Asia including Japan.
Photos courtesy of Asian Fashion Collection.