[New York, NY] - The leading fashion institutions, IFA Paris and the School of Fashion at Kent State University, are thrilled to announce their second creative collaboration during New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with the generous support of the Garment District Alliance and New York Film Academy on Wednesday, September 6th, 2023, at 6pm. Building upon the resounding success of their inaugural joint show in September 2022, this year's event promises to be an exceptional celebration of global cultures and a testament to their shared commitment to elevating alumni engagement and recognition.

IFA Paris and the School of Fashion at Kent State University have long been trailblazers in the world of fashion education, fostering the next generation of visionary designers and industry leaders. They are supported by the tech and media expertise of NYFA in executing this immersive showcase. With a shared purpose to amplify their impact, the two esteemed institutions embarked on this unique partnership, combining their distinctive strengths and perspectives to create a harmonious and powerful alliance.

This year's joint fashion show during NYFW is a celebration of the bond between diverse cultures, united under a common passion for fashion and creativity. Showcasing an array of breathtaking collections that seamlessly blend traditional techniques and contemporary designs from around the world, the event promises to captivate and inspire the fashion community, as well as broader audiences alike.

The creative fusion of IFA Paris, the School of Fashion at Kent State University, and NYFA brings together a wealth of global talent, a hallmark of the institutions' ethos. With an emphasis on innovation, sustainability, and inclusivity, the show will embody the essence of a reimagined future for the fashion industry.

Speaking about the collaboration, Jean-Baptiste Andreani, CEO at IFA Paris, expressed, "We are truly excited to join hands with the School of Fashion at Kent State University for the second time. Our mutual dedication to empowering young designers and embracing diverse cultures is the cornerstone of this partnership. This show is more than just a runway event; it is an embodiment of our vision for the future of fashion - one that is inclusive, compassionate, and sustainable."

Similarly, Ann Mariko Walter, Director, NYC Fashion, a study away location of the School of Fashion at Kent State University, shared their enthusiasm, stating, "Last year's joint show was a testament to the magic that happens when creative minds unite. This year, we are raising the bar even higher. Our students and alumni are eagerly looking forward to showcasing their ingenuity and exploring how the fusion of global cultures can lead to a revolutionary era in the fashion industry."

The joint fashion show by IFA Paris and the School of Fashion at Kent State University will be held on Wednesday, September 6th, 2023, at 6pm, in the heart of the garment district at Lightbox at 248 W 37th St. Attendees can expect an unforgettable immersive fashion experience to kick off NYFW.

For more information and media inquiries, please contact:

Jenae Green jenae@jenaedestiny.com 

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POSTED: Tuesday, August 29, 2023 09:24 AM
Updated: Friday, September 1, 2023 04:53 PM