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Asia Fashion Collection Brings Young Designer Incubator for NYFW AW17

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asia Fashion Collection aims to discover and incubate young designers in Asia. Organized by Vantan Inc. and PARCO Co., LTD., the showcase was held on February 11th 2017 during New York Fashion Week AW 2017.

Seven brands revealed their collections during the runway show, all representative of various Asian countries. From Japan, R.Y/S.H - Ryunosuke Yamada, Stella Huang, DAIRIKU - Dairiku Okamoto and BEHIND - Mei Takeuchi, J.Chung - Jaesun Chung represented South Korea with Ceci - Cecilia Chang hailing from Taiwan and KEVIN HO - Kevin Ho coming from Hong Kong. Joining the collection from Parsons School of Design was Gahee Lim - Gahee Lim originally from South Korea.

Over 350 guests representing media and buyers from all over the world attended the show and applauded the upcoming talent from Asia.

About "Asia Fashion Collection"
AFC, the 4th annual event, invites budding designers from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.  The event consists of both "Competition" and "Incubation."  Participants compete to win tickets for a runway debut at NY Fashion Week, showcase their collections at PARCO, and present at international tradeshows such as Taipei IN Style, to foster their business opportunities.

About "Vantan Inc."
Over 52 years ago, the history of Vantan began in a small garage in Ebisu, Tokyo with a team of active and progressive professionals.  Vantan now provides a wide range of programs in the fields of creative arts: including fashion, hair styling, makeup, cosmetology, graphic design, film, photography, game design, animation, manga, sound design, and culinary arts. With more than 190,000 graduates to date, we are confident that Vantan's unique approach as a corporate-oriented educational institution has been successful, by offering educational programs, designated to respond to the shifting needs of the industry. 

Since the establishment of Ikebukuro PARCO in 1969, we have actively sought to showcase cultural activities, primarily in fashion, but also in music, art, and drama, and have brought a splash of color to consumer culture. These initiatives have helped establish PARCO as a creative space and have attracted a great number of people with novel talents, enlarging a circle of creativity that is leading to the creation of the next cultural movement.

SOURCE Asia Fashion Collection

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