Several designers and founders of New York-made businesses will be honored at the Oct. 25 gala.
The designer talked about the growth of her brand in Asia, especially in beauty, and her upcoming ath-leisure line for China.
The Chinese-American designer who is helping to lead a crafted-in-China movement explains how his heritage has shaped his mind-set.
The collection will be focused on China initially debuting there before rolling out to other markets.
“A few years ago, on the day of my fashion show, my mom woke up and said, ‘Can you take my passport and get me a Chinese Visa? I want to go to Guizhou.”
Designs are available worldwide starting today.
Sui has mentored fashion design students from FIT, Parsons and Pratt to create fashion-forward and accessible designs.
The Nashville Fashion Week finale runway show will showcase Sui’s spring collection on April 7 at OZ Arts Nashville.
The Illinois-born Norell began designing costumes at Paramount Pictures in Astoria, N.Y., before staking his claim in the American fashion landscape on Seventh Avenue.
Anna Sui and Norma Kamali agreed that the fashion industry needs to get together to figure out a system that caters to the way people shop now.