Project has selected the two emerging designers who will be showcased at its New York trade show next week.
Madison Li and Molly Kirchoff have been chosen to exhibit as part of the show’s Next in Class section. The initiative kicked off in July and is part of the trade show’s partnership with The New School’s Parsons School of Design.
Next in Class offers the school’s recent graduates an opportunity to expand and grow their emerging businesses.
Li studied at Central Saint Martins in London as well as Parsons where his interests in fields such as product design‚ architecture, technology and sculpture are visible in his fashion designs.
Kirchoff has a bachelor’s of fine arts from Parsons and has worked at Thom Browne, Joe’s Blackbook, Linder New York and Utility Canvas.
She said the program “allows me a platform to voice my design philosophy and exhibit my own abstract ways of problem solving that were developed during years of schooling. Fresh ideas in combination with experience create the change that propels fashion forward.”
She said the opportunity to show at Project will also allow her to “speak with and gain insight from like-minded industry professionals” is also expected to “better my work as a designer and an overall creative thinker.”
Project will be at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from Jan. 23 to 25 and the Next in Class section will be adjacent to The Tents.