As a graduate of SCAD and with only one year in the business Azede Jean-Pierre has been sure to turn heads. The razor sharp tailoring and intriguing design details of Azede Jean-Pierres collections is reflective of her resume; having worked with Ralph Rucci and Ohne Titel. When it comes to her work this young designer in her own words is "dedicated to pushing the boundaries of functionality though innovation in wearablity and design".
Cousins Shaikha Noor and Shaikha Haya channel their heritage in their newest collection inspired by "The Tree of Life". A tree that is actually a natural phenomenon in Bahrain where it stands alone in the desert without a land based water source. The mystery of the tree's growth has inspired the family duo to construct a collection with a mother nature concept. Thus being their third year featuring at fashion week Noon by Noor introduced a well anticipated crisp and spirited collection, having a combination of prints and textures that make you want to reach out and grasp.
Hood By AirFrom the streets of East New York Shayne Oliver has been able to make a distinct transformation from just making T-shirts for friends to becoming a high fashion urban brand. By bringing street wear to high fashion Oliver has clashed fashion genres and attracted and clientele of A-list celebrities such as Rihanna and A$AP Mob. Aside from designing Oliver is also a Dj and has let his talents transcend into his work. In a Complex Magazine interview Oliver has said "I can’t see myself doing something that isn’t music-based. Everything is visual, you can see sounds."
As creative director for Yale's Ivy League label J. Press, Mark McNairy has placed memorable footprints on the fashion scene. Through his very own label entitled Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, Mark has taken the average preppy boy on a whimsical field trip. Known for his infamous crisp oxfords McNairy pieced together each pair with a playful arrangement of patterns, from splashes of floral, and zebra print to signature camo and rubber duckies. This spring Mark McNairy is giving the average preppy boy a whole new swag.