Oxford Fashion Studio presented 10 designers at Pier 59 Studios to a full house. The collections ranged from traditional womenswear and gender neutral apparel to jewelry and accessories, and a red-carpet ready plus size collection, offering truly something for everyone and every occasion.
The goal for the fashion group is to highlight independent fashion designers from all over the world, giving them a platform to showcase their work. Oxford Fashion Studio has worked with nearly 700 designers, from over 70 different countries, over the past 10 years. This year, the designers showcased their work to a full-house on the NYFW runway.
Na Yeong Baek
The collection titled “Untamed,” was inspired by the Myanmar culture and its wavy and distorted ceramics that people use for utensils that aren’t necessarily typical. The South Korea based collection aimed to showcase the beauty in the old and forgotten, and how to find new artistry through imagination. From wools and knits we can see ripples of beige, black, whites and hues of mustard in imaginative forms.
The India-based, ready to wear label Manishii debuted their upcoming collection “Pre Occupied.” The collection was interwoven in versatility from gorgeous Indian handwoven embroidered fabrics to vegan leather puffers using mixes of tulles, silks in hues of black, off-white, canary yellow and silver.
Project Runway Junior alumni and Los Angeles designer brought down the house down with an explosion of rhinestones, furs, and mesh in an all black collection that was anything but boring. Celebs such as Tyra Banks, Iggy Azalea, Doja Cat, LisaRaye, Brenda Song have also been dressed by the unapologetic designer.
Anak-ku was the name of the collection shown by the NYC designer Samantha Darryanto, modernizing traditional clothing from both China and Indonesia and fusing them both. Fabrics such as batik and chinese silks were seen throughout the collection paired with tailored suits silhouettes.
Mayan the Label
The Saudia Arabia native showcased a collection merging traditional Arabic fashion with a contemporary flare. Mayan’s collection, “Faded” reintroduced modest wear with a couture elevated look. Embellished coats and dresses sauntered down the runway. The collection was traditional by art, texture and culture. Shades of nudes and mint blended perfectly with deep reds in luxurious silks, chiffons and organza