With established brands moving their shows to Paris and Milan, this year's Fall-Winter New York Fashion Week lineup showcased various fresh brands from newbie designers. And we're definitely keeping an eye on some promising names. Meet these notable newcomers.
Catherine Joo made her first appearance in NYFW at the "Indonesian Diversity" fashion show. She's one of the six designers invited by the Indonesian Fashion Gallery in New York to participate and showcase her designs for F/W 2017.
Since the aim of the fashion show is to exhibit remarkable Indonesian craftsmanship, the designs consisted of intricate work using Batik fabric. Her collection called "Legong" featured elaborate headdresses, heavy embroidery, and detailed beadwork. The charm of her work definitely lies in the details.
Snow Xue Gao
Technically, it's not the first time that Snow Xue Gao will take part in NYFW. She first garnered attention when her work was selected to be exhibited at the V-Files group show as one of the emerging designers. Her remarkable 'east meets west' style gained critical acclaim from Vogue, which eventually led her designs straight to fashion boutiques.
Now that she has her own show at NYFW, the very interesting aspect of her work, which is the deconstruction of masculine and feminine silhouettes, is stronger than ever. A variety of cuts, fabrics, and patterns are mixed together to create her unique designs. Even in these early moments of her career, it's already obvious that Snow's one of a kind style will go a long way.