Informa Markets Fashion and FIT Partner to Host Future of Fashion 2020 Showcase at COTERIE and CHILDREN’S CLUB, Presenting the Next Generation of Design Talent
September 29, 2020 at 13:14 PM EDT
NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informa Markets Fashion, in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), announced today the September 30 launch of FIT Future of Fashion 2020 Showcase. Featuring outstanding work from recent Fashion Design BFA graduates, this digital exhibition was created exclusively for Informa Markets Fashion’s global audience of retailers, fashion brands, and media outlets as they reconvene this fall. During an especially challenging year due to COVID-19, this exhibition provides FIT’s graduates with unparalleled industry exposure to major retailers, brands, and industry leaders who are constantly on the lookout for emerging talent and the next generation of innovators.
The FIT Future of Fashion 2020 Showcase, presented as a dedicated hub within COTERIE and CHILDREN’s CLUB’s digital marketplaces, will feature collections from 75 student designers across five areas of specialization: sportswear, special occasion, knitwear, intimate apparel, and children’s wear. The collections will be promoted through a combination of walk-through videos and design image galleries, with each marketplace curated by fashion executives from Informa Markets Fashion and digital platform NuORDER: Colleen Sherin, president of COTERIE; Tommy Fazio, fashion director at NuORDER; and Danelle Brown, event director at CHILDREN’S CLUB. Additional exposure will include dedicated marketing and social media, further promoting these designers to Informa Markets Fashion’s global audience.
“With the opportunities and comprehensive reach our digital platform affords this season as the fashion community convenes, we are beyond thrilled to partner with FIT and shine a spotlight on the upcoming talent coming out of the 2020 graduating class,” says Nancy Walsh, president of Informa Markets Fashion. “Our retail community is especially eager this season for innovation in design and newness, and our partnership with FIT is the perfect way to take our goal of powering-up brand and product discovery to the next level by giving retailers a peek into the true future of fashion: the next generation of designers.”
“I have no doubt that this year’s graduates will drive positive industry change and help define the future of fashion,” says Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT. “The remarkable level of talent, preparation, and work ethic exhibited by this class has been truly inspiring. To partner with Informa Markets Fashion to further promote FIT to an even larger pool within the fashion community, at a time when connectivity is challenging yet crucial, can really help propel these young designers forward into the next stage of their careers.”
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MEDIA CONTACTS: Courtney Hazirjian PR and Communications, Informa Markets Fashion Courtney.Hazirjian@informa.com Ivana Cepeda Media Relations, FIT Ivana_Cepeda@FITnyc.eduFuture of Fashion 2020 Showcase at COTERIE DIGITAL Future of Fashion 2020 Showcase at COTERIE DIGITALNataliia Pugach, Knitwear Shades of green oversized hand knit dress embellished w/brightly colored crochet botanical elements by Nataliia Pugach, Fashion Design BFA ‘20Chelsea Vega, Intimate Apparel Sheer illusion bra & control-slip skirt w/ applique lace by Chelsea Vega, Fashion Design BFA ’20Naythan Nhat Hai Doan, Sportswear Memoirs of an Annamite Collection featuring handlebar trench coat and six-pack puffer coat by Naythan Nhat Hai Doan, Fashion Design BFA ’20Courtney Rivera, Children's Wear ‘Galactic Gummies’ coat + ‘Space Junk’ tote bag by Courtney Rivera, Fashion Design BFA ’20Jaimie Fernandez, Special Occasion Cool gray silk gazaar gown with ombré ruffled slit skirt by Jaimie Fernandez, Fashion Design BFA ’20