International Digital Fashion Week Designers Feature

International Digital Fashion Week available exclusively on FNL Network has made it possible for designers from all around the world to show their collections in a time where in-person fashion shows are not safe and being canceled.  International Digital Fashion Week features talented designers such as Valentin Yudashkin, Amato Couture, Marc Cain, SAJAS, Nizie, Brand Dongak, ASPARA, and many more.  These designers have used their creative minds to make fashion films that allow us all to have a VIP front-row seat to their shows.

From Russia, Valentin Yudashkin used Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky as his inspiration for his SS21 collection.  Because the collection was done remotely, Yudashkin had the brilliant idea of using fabrics from past seasons so that he knew the feel and look of them before beginning the design process.  You’ll see elegant organza, silk, cotton, taffeta, and gabardine used throughout.

Yudashkin did an amazing job of incorporating a multitude of silhouettes while still keeping the collection cohesive.  He played on masculine and feminine styles to create a show that appeals to everyone.  Whether you are looking for high-waisted wide-leg pants and an oversized blazer, or a delicate gown, Valentin Yudashkin Spring/Summer 2021 has something that is perfectly tailored to you and your lifestyle.

Astra inclined, sed non-obligant, or “The stars incline us, they do not bind us.”– was the theme for the Amato Couture show.  This quote was artistically represented through the use of gauze covering the model’s faces, some of which were veiled with stars.  The avant-garde looks along with the dramatic movement of the models did a flawless job of creating a story that showed freewill.

Filipino designer Furne One of Amato Couture created extravagant looks using lace and bead appliques.  He does an exceptional job at contrasting drama and beauty with each gown by mixing spider, lizard, and horn accessories with feminine staples such as pearls and feathers.  This couture show was perfectly done.

Katja Foos of german luxury company Marc Cain used her SS21 collection to take us on a journey and let us know that the sky is the limit.  She takes us from meadows of flowers to exotic jungles, and then up into the clouds by giving us looks that include magnificent florals, classic animal prints, and sophisticated monochromatic pieces.  The Marc Cain spring/summer 2021 collection showed us how to be powerful and confident in the way that we dress.

The Saudi Arabian fashion brand SAJAS showcased on International Digital Fashion Week to show their very first couture show.  The collection was named Origin after the Al-Ahsa region where their headquarters is located.  Designer Saha Al-Youssef created innovative looks by taking classic silhouettes and colors and making them her own.  By utilizing dramatic cuts and padding she gives an edge to traditional styles and refines the looks with gorgeous silver jewelry and elegant handbags.

Crimean Tatar Nizie Emirshah of the fashion brand NIZIE showed a cohesive collection where the looks complimented each other perfectly and the attention to detail was apparent.  She used the same pattern in multiple looks to create a show with a clear vision.  My favorite detail was the skirt that had an inseam that matched the jacket of the outfit.

Emirshah created edgy streetwear looks that utilized the latest fashion trends in a unique way.  She played on the blazer trend by designing a cropped blazer with cutouts, and a one-sided asymmetrical blazer.  Nizie Emirshah is a designer who thinks differently and makes amazing fashion because of it.

Brand Dongak from the Republic of Tyra showed both men’s and women’s looks in their video for International Digital Fashion Week.  The collection was sophisticated yet fresh.  The video told a story of nomadic tribes and how they left costumes, legends, and myths that have been passed down from generation to generation and have impacted modern clothing.  The looks are beautifully done to represent the cultural significance of this.

ASPARA from Taraz, Kazakhstan used timeless black and white fabric to create classic pieces.  The outfits were cutting-edge with the use of original features such as the top that transforms from a tie around the neck to a flowing maxi.  Aspects like the boxy jackets and corsets create the perfect balance between streetwear and sophisticated designs.  This is definitely a show to watch.

International Digital Fashion Week has allowed designers from all over the world to show off their latest collections in one place which has lead fashion lovers everywhere to discover new brands and designs.  International Digital Fashion Week, along with the talented designers involved, has changed the game for fashion and will continue to be a key part in showing the latest collections.

The second season of International Digital Fashion Week is planned to premiere on February 25, 2021. If you are a designer and interested in showing with International Digital Fashion Week, please email [email protected].

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Concept & idea: Saif Rahman Sozib

Contributor: Seana Crane