Parsons X PROJECT
Parsons X PROJECT
PROJECT and Parsons School of Fashion present "Next in Class," a hand-picked group of recently graduated students who represent the next generation of menswear designers. The Parsons graduates will showcase their SS'17 collections onsite at PROJECT, where they will present their pieces to the wholesale community. Designers include Ace Kim, Adi Mucktar-Barnes, Ming Peng, Haoran Li & Siying Qu of Private Policy, and Raymond Natale.
Ace Kim was educated in three different countries. He has an interest in creative storytelling through fashion. His works are inspired by stories that are environmental, sociopolitical, and ethical, and convey serious messages with a sense of humor.
Adi Mucktar-Barnes is a New York native whose interest in fashion began in the '90s as he observed pedestrians on the streets of SoHo. His aesthetic can be traced back to his downtown roots, public school upbringing, and three older brothers' urban style.
SIYING QU & HAORAN LI OF PRIVATE POLICY
Private Policy is a label by designers Haoran Li and Siying Qu. Their latest collection explores the horror of modern slavery in the Southeast Asian fishing industry, through artistic interpretations of imprisonment, restriction, and pain, to call for freedom for all people.
Ming Peng was born and raised in China . His collection is meant to exhibit the pressure and anxiety in a city, and a conscious choice to embrace and laugh at them. He thinks about fashion as not only clothes, but also as a way to transfer a unique energy to the person who wears them.
Raymond Natale once worked as a landscaper throughout Canada prior to his fashion education and career as a New York-based designer. He focuses on color, form, function, and construction to create pieces that reflect the art of design and the truth of nature.