The Young Designers Project is a non-profit collaboration of talent with a strong and defined point of view. Launching this Fall 2013 season with the theme “Internet as Democracy”, debuts Wednesday, February 6th 2013 as a digital presentation across multiple online platforms who share the same passion for upcoming talent. This seasons designers collaborated with Raul Guerrero, Tiffany Patton, Sarah Perillo, Jesse Selchow, Dominik Tarabanski, Conan Thai and Takayoshi Tsukisawa.
Norway born designer Aina Beck has proven to have a firm understanding of her design aesthetic with an outstanding debut at Parsons The New School for Design's MFA Fashion Design and Society program last season.
For Fall 2013, Beck’s collection tells the tale of a journey through personally developed prints with an emphasis on exploring the use of new mediums.Featuring her new relationship with denim and metallic foiling, she has created a capsule collection that balances relaxed femininity and extreme serenity.
Menswear designer Raun LaRose displays a street-wear inspired capsule collection pulling inspiration from his youth by infusing tailored schoolboy silhouettes and references derived from his Brooklyn borough roots, providing a functional yet interchangeable collection.
While diving into many firsts, he experiments with mesh jersey, graphic prints, and relaxed silhouettes while remaining true to the origin of the brand by showcasing the strength of textile choices such as mixing neoprene and boiled wool with tailored outerwear throughout.
The Young Designers Project aims to be at the forefront of the digital media revolution to raise awareness of upcoming talent and the importance of a strong, artistic collaboration of different mediums revolving around the idea of Fashion. YDP will be an evolving seasonal project that will feature collections of young designers based throughout the US.
The Young Designers Project was made possible by the following: Collection Charles Commer, Fusion Model Management, Hamish Smyth, Kids Are Not Sleeping, Love The Lovely Productions, MAC Cosmetics, Pier 59 Studios and Wilhelmina Models