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Apr. 28, 2021
Two Japanese brands debut collections featuring Ultrasuede® at New York Fashion Week
Co-sponsored by Vantan and PARCO, “Asia Fashion Collection 8th” (AFC) is an incubation project that discovers and fosters young and upcoming designers from across Asia. In collaboration with various Asia-based partners in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, AFC allows young designers to compete for the opportunity to debut their collections at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) show as well as providing financial support for production in addition to technical assistance.

Toray recently supported AFC by providing Ultrasuede® materials to two of the brands selected at the AFC qualifying competition in Japan for a NYFW runway debut. The brands were YONLOKSAN and kaoism(e).

Although the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the NYFW show from taking place onsite as in previous years, and designers had to give up traveling to New York, runway streaming video allowed them to participate.

Brands featuring Ultrasuede® that debuted at AFC 8th NYFW Collection
“YONLOKSAN” by Aoi Shinkuni, Vantan Design Institute Osaka
Instagram: @yonloksan (https://www.instagram.com/yonloksan/)
“kaoism(e)” by Kao Tomiyama, Vantan Design Institute Tokyo
Instagram: @ kaoism_e (https://www.instagram.com/kaoism_e/)


Other participating brands
“diaments colour” by Daisuke Oguchi, Tokyo Mode Gakuen College of Fashion & Design (graduated in 2020)
“continued_studio” by Newman Han (South Korea)
“Syzygy” by Yuan Lung Kao (Taiwan)

Outline of AFC 8th NYFW Collection
Date/Time of Live Stream: February 17 (Wednesday) 2021, 9:00 am (Japan time)
To view video, visit: https://asiafashioncollection.com/news/afc8th/2021/02/12/238/
Organizer: Asia Fashion Collection Executive Committee
Co-sponsors: Korea Fashion Industry Association, Taiwan Textile Federation
Supported by: Ultrasuede®, Uni Textile Co., Ltd., MODA TOKYO, sitateru, Shiseido Co., Ltd.


Official AFC Website: https://asiafashioncollection.com/

Ultrasuede® keeps evolving toward a future full of “Beautiful Possibilities.”

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YONLOKSAN

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Cap and blue trim both use Ultrasuede® HP

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YONLOKSAN

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Red trim uses Ultrasuede® LX

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kaoism(e)

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Garnet colored Ultrasuede®nu 0.6 used all over the dress

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kaoism(e)

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Skirt and yellow trimming of the bag both use Ultrasuede® HP