Project New York has teamed with The New School’s Parsons School of Design on Next in Class, a new section that will debut at its spring edition of the show which starts on Sunday.

Next in Class offers the school’s recent graduates an opportunity to expand and grow their emerging businesses.

“This is something Project has been interested in doing for some time now as education is a huge driving force in what we do,” said Erik Ulin, president of The Project. “The Parsons partnership came naturally and we are excited to help aid in the process of fostering these talented young designers and the future of men’s wear.”

The debut edition will feature five designers, including Ming Peng, the winner of the Parsons 2016 Menswear Designer of the Year Award, who will exhibit their spring collections at the show.

The other designers will be Private Policy, which showed its collection during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Adi Mucktar-Barnes, Ace Kim and Raymond Natale.

“Our recent graduates are innovative and talented designers at the forefront of men’s fashion design,” said Burak Cakmak, dean of Parsons School of Fashion. “I’m thrilled that our partnership with Project will help the designers showcase their collections to a wider audience and engage with the wholesale community.”

The Next in Class designers will be showcased adjacent to the show’s designer section and the Tents at Project. Project runs from July 17 to 19 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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