On February 8th, 2019 at Pier 59 Studios and February 12th in New York, NY at Industria - /BFDPR/ CAAFD (The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers) set the stage for their emerging designers during NYFW F/W 19. Among the designers were Tom Foolery, RC Caylan, Viktória Tisza and Sania Maskatiya.
Tom Foolery showcased a beautiful collection of jumpsuits and dresses the exuded both style and elegance. Founded by Shannon Ashford who is at the helm of Tom Foolery, working as both creator and designer. Ashford sews her pieces herself in a garage turned studio. With integrity and ingenuity behind the process, Ashford is using plastic bottles collected from Haiti to create her collection.
RC Caylan showcased his collection of evening gowns designed for women with confidence. Every piece is one of a kind and made with bold and vibrant colours emphasising the female form. The designer was born in Iligan City and raised in Batangas City in the Philippines and in 2012 migrated to the United States after graduating in fashion design at the GRCC School of Fashion And Interior Design.
Viktoria Tisza has created a collection made from silicone rubber, a material that has enabled the designer to create the sci-fi ambience concepts in which she has incorporated various patterns, colors, glitters and designs that all work to accentuate the body.
Tisza is a Hungarian fashion designer who has worked on the on-stage bodysuits and dresses for Beyoncé and her dancers 2015 World Tour.
Sania Maskatiya is a returning designer to the CAAFD. Showcasing a stunning collection of evening wear. Inspired by the beauty of nature and the environment, resulting in pieces that are both feminine, modern and intricate.
Using luxe draping and fabrics and with their embroidery adornment goes to highlight the designers talented hand. Using the best best craftsmanship in Pakistan, coming from generations of artisans who have perfected their craft.
ABOUT THE CAAFD
Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers, [CAAFD] is a non-profit organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry with the ambitious goal of promoting designers who aspire to expand their brand awareness and do business in the United States. Every season, CAAFD hand picks and approves some of the finest talents in the fashion industry, globally. This season is no exception, setting its stage to be the best unveiled and curated emerging brands to watch out for. CAAFD partners with IMG and Pier 59 studios and presenting its approved designers.
CAAFD FASHION’s HEART program educates, promotes and empowers aspiring models, designers and fashion professionals in gaining a foothold in the fashion business, giving them every opportunity to become the renowned brands they yearn to be. More information can be found at: http://www.caafd.org