Project has partnered once again with The New School’s Parsons School of Design for the newest edition of “Next In Class,” a selection of directional new men’s and dual-gender designers that will be showcased at the upcoming trade show in New York.
The designers recently graduated as part of the school’s MFA and BFA programs and are Neil Grotzinger of Nihl, who just showed at New York Fashion Week: Men’s and was an LVMH Prize finalist, as well as Ru Jin Tsai, Anne Li and Jeongmin Cho.
Tommy Fazio, men’s fashion director of UBM Fashion, said: “We are always finding opportunities to leverage our platform to support the growth of new breaking talent. After having had four successful seasons under our belt, we are excited to welcome four innovative men’s wear designers into the ‘Next In Class’ program.”
Burak Cakmak, dean of fashion for Parsons, said the designers “represent the future of the fashion industry, and I’m thrilled they are being given the opportunity to expand their brands.”
Project New York will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York from July 22 to 24. The designers will present their collection to retailers as a way to gain exposure and insight into the wholesale market.