Parsons MFA 2015 catwalk show preview: Six designers to watch
By WGSN Insider

It’s the hottest graduate fashion ticket in town – and mark our words, these designers are going to steal the show

Sep 08, 2015
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When it comes to graduate fashion shows, Parsons’ is a huge event. Why? Because you know, without doubt, you’re seeing future design stars at the beginning of their careers – and that’s pretty exciting. Ahead of the school’s MFA catwalk show, we’ve picked out six designers you need to know from the class of 2015…

1. Katherine Mavridis
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The Australian designer describes her aesthetic and technique as “approaching clothing in response to a feeling rather than a tangible object or idea, aspiring to sculpture, form and nothingness”.
Contact: katherinemavridis.com / @katherinemavridis / katherinemavridis.tumblr.com

2. LIYA LIU
Liya Liu

Liu, originally from China, revealed the inspiration for her collection is “the trash mountain in New York City. I also drew from my personal experiences and the huge amount of waste within the fashion industry”.
Contact: liyaliu.tumblr.com / @liuliya

3. SISI LIU
sisi liu parsons MFA 2015

How does the designer describe her technique? “Oriental but also international. I like to mix two opposite things together, not only in terms of colour but in terms of shapes and material.”
Contact: @sisisisi_liu

4. RYOHEI KAWANISHI
ryohei-kawanishi parsons MFA 2015

When it comes to finding inspiration, the Japanese designer revealed he heads to “Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond and hardware stores”.
Contact: www.ryoheikawanishi.com

5. LONG XU
long-xu parsons MFA 2015

Asked to describe his signature design aesthetic in three words, Xu said: “Freedom, ease and pureness.”
Contact: www.longxustudio.com / @longxustudio

6. PENGJI CAI
Pengji-Kai parsons MFA 2015
This Chinese designer isn’t just a student at Parsons. “I recently started working for Oscar de la Renta as an assistant designer and draper,” he revealed.
Contact: www.pengjicai.com / @pengjicai

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