On Friday night Gen Art hosted their annual Fresh Faces in Fashion catwalk show. I attended the event with my fellow bloggers from Boston (with a special thank you to Marissa for arranging my ticket) and we took our seat to watch emerging designers (six womenswear, one menswear) present selected items from their collections. Previous years have seen the likes of Zac Posen, Milly, and Phillip Lim on the Gen Art stage, so I was very excited to see so many rising stars of the future together on the catwalk.
Jennifer Chun was a favourite of mine on the night. Highly wearable designs: some tailoring, blocks of colour; the occasional splash of neon and some unique patterns – she was a breath of fresh air on the catwalk. My friend Lani has written a great review of Chun’s Fall/Winter collection here which shows more of Chun’s signature style. Born in Korea and raised in the US, Chun’s design aesthetic to me is all about adding feminine touches to tomboy-ish features, whilst retaining a polished, classic look
A second standout collection was from Eighteenth. A more ethereal look, the collection was unique – sheer blouses, draped, descending hems… romantic and modern
(Pictures below from Eighteenth’s blog)
Here is a full list of those who presented items from their new collections on the night. Keep an eye on these designers, I imagine we’ll be seeing a lot of them in the future!!