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A Roundup Of Emerging Designers’ NYFW SS23 Presentations

Presentations, showrooms, and activations —discover the designers that hosted presentations off the runway.
A Roundup Of Emerging Designers NYFW SS23 Presentations
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Runway shows are one of the most exciting aspects of New York Fashion Week. Months of planning and perfecting until the final second goes into the moment the first model walks out to the runway for a show that lasts no longer than 10 minutes. Although runway shows can be thrilling and a highly efficient way to get eyes on the designer and their work, it’s not the only way designers can show during NYFW. For emerging and independent designers, curating a showroom or hosting a creative presentation with an intimate cocktail hour is a common alternative to present. While runway shows can be exclusive and finished in a blink, showrooms are a great way for attendees to learn more about the designer and the collection in depth.

Although opting for a showroom presentation can be less costly than a runway show, presenting at NYFW can be a steep investment for designers regardless of their approach. However, thanks to Black In Fashion Council and IMG, emerging designers have the opportunity to be provided with showroom space at the BIFC Discovery Showroom. This season marked the fifth iteration of the biannual NYFW initiative and this year’s featured brands included Harbison, Madame Adassa, Jessica Rich, Sammy B, Vavvoune, Izayla, Atelier Ndigo, Kwame Adusei, Muehleder, and Ajovang.

Ahead, discover some of our favorite emerging designers that hosted presentations this season.