The 3 returning designers of CAAFD: NYFW FW20

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The Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD’s) FASHION 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 realise full creative potential.  They staged its seasonal approved outstanding designers during New York Fashion Week with a lineup of 3 of their most  talented returning designers from past seasons from around the globe.

This season, CAAFD selected 3 of their top designers from past seasons to kick-off NYFW. Sania Maskatiya, Yufash and Ruth Zabetta were among the top designers showcased this season alongside other emerging designers; collections which were embraced with raved audience reviews.

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Sania Maskatiya

is a Pakistan-based designer belonging to a new generation of fashion talent from the region.

Breaking conventions, Sania returned to the NYFW stage for a third season with CAAFD presenting her full collection under her primary brand, SANIA MASKATIYA.

Featuring breezy hand-woven fabrics, delicately cut and layered, embroidered with geometric and pastoral motifs, it lends ‘white-on-white’ a freshly fanciful energy.

WhatsApp Image 2020-02-12 at 11.56.58 PMSania Maskatiya uses only pure, luxe ivory fabrics that are cut and draped in a range of directional but feminine silhouettes.

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The brand engages the finest craftsmanship hailing from generations of artisans practicing time- honored craftsmanship and embroideries.

Kadri Klampe

is an Estonian-born, founder and designer created YUFASH as a unique and forward-thinking brand made for the confident and powerful women of the world, with all garments fabricated exclusively in England.

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Yufash is one of the few designers chosen as part of the CAAFD’s incubate/nurturing program, returning for her third seasonal showcase after her previous career-defining CAAFD showcases.

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The Evening wear captures the resilience, strength and elegance of this landscape’s inhabitants.  This 16-piece collection features layered beading inspired by wild patterns and structures, combined with Yufash’s signature reflective prints.   A stark contrast is found in the meeting of organic influences and Yufash’s signature modernity.

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The combination of long metallic draped gowns with zebra and leopard beaded gloves, captures the very essence of this season’s collection. An organic strong spirit is evident in waist gathered coats with wide collars, emulating the kings and queens who walk this land.

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Ruth Zabetta

was raised in both Spain as well as the Dominican Republic, which imparts a unique cultural influence on her designs.

Known for modern lines and cuts which still maintain a feminine presence, Ruth Zabetta strives to create beautiful silhouettes that are consistent through all the pieces.

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This season’s collection is inspired by Earth and Nature.

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Ruth is among the few designers chosen as part of the CAAFD’s incubate/nurturing program, returning for her fourth seasonal showcase.

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As in every season, the CAAFD hand-picks some of the finest talents in the global fashion industry.  This season, the committee decided to focus on a few of their past designers. CAAFD aims to develop more opportunities to more talents with the passion and the ambition to contribute into the world of the global fashion community.


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