Next generation designer news and art
Renee Minus White | 8/18/2016, 1:46 p.m.
On Harlem’s Sugar Hill, Pamela Love introduces her Suspension Collection at the Museum of Art and Origin, located at 430 W. 162nd St., New York, N.Y. She works with sculptural shapes and the movement of suspended objects, as well as colorfully rich stones such as lapis and tiger’s eye. The collection also explores spiritual boundaries within Sugar Hill and the residences of Harlem Renaissance luminaries. For more information, visit www.museumofartandorigins.org.
St. George NextGen just announced five winning designers at their recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia show. The designers included Anna Quan, Renee Sealey of Holystone, Jason Hewitt, Roni Cross of Kaliver and Sarah Ryoko Watanbe of Monster Alphabets. Project NextGen is an initiative that provides a platform to discover and support emerging Australian fashion designers. By connecting these gifted individuals with experienced panels of industry insiders, the program mentors Australian talent. The program helps emerging designers hone a broad range of skills and elevate their profile through industry connections and ongoing business support. Providing access to fashion business experts, combined with real-world practical experience, Project NextGen offers finalists the knowledge required to help develop a thriving career and the tools necessary to create a successful business beyond the initial launch of a collection.
In Portland, Ore., FashioNxt also announced five designers to compete in their 2016 UpNxt fashion accelerator. Appearing in front of a panel of six of the most influential personalities in Portland’s fashion industry, the designers will be mentored as they prepare their collections for the final competition. The winner will receive a benefit package that includes a cash prize and PR and business support designed to take his or her career to the next level and will culminate a full collection at next year’s FashionNXT, completing the 14-month program. UpNXT is the only fashion accelerator program on the West Coast catapulting emerging designers to successful careers year after year. Their show will take place Oct. 5 during the 2016 FashioNXT shows.