Every year, NYFW introduces many new and exciting designers and organizations to the fashion landscape, and on Wednesday, February 7, the Sakura Collection made its official debut by holding a reception party at the famous Pierre Hotel.
Sakura Collection, launched by Noriko Tabata (now Representative Director of the brand), was intended to bring the “rich cultural heritage of Japan to the world” through the distribution of traditional Japanese materials to an international audience. Every year, they provide opportunities for young designers by supporting their endeavors, allowing them to create their art with these materials, and helping them learn how to utilize dyeing techniques stemming from all over Japan. Since 2012, they’ve collaborated with thirty-eight fashion designers from fourteen countries.
The Collection also strives for many of these materials to be sustainable, and they continuously promote recyclable fashion to their students. They’ve held over thirty-four award ceremonies, and through their Fashion Design Award, they further advance their Sustainable Development Goals with the intention of “creating a better world.”
After check-in, guests were led to the Wedgewood room, where they sipped on cocktails, ate delightful hors d’oeuvres, and mingled with other attendees before the main event began. A fashion show commenced; The show featured the creations of three of their designers, all of the outfits ranging in structure, fabrics, and colors/patterns. There was a dramatic dance performance, where they showcased the designer’s handmade costumes, and passed around scarves for guests to feel and admire.
When the show concluded, attendees were able to speak to vendors in the room and buy various items from bow ties and archive dresses, to custom-made jackets and dresses; All the funds would be used to further The Sakura Collection’s mission of nurturing their fashion students’ aspirations.
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