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NYFW February 2024 Runway Show


Asia Fashion Collection is an incubation project produced and sponsored by Vantan and PARCO CO., LTD, in partnership with other Asian affiliates. AFC provides a platform for emerging talent throughout East Asia to compete for a chance at global debut. Each Fall/Winter season, the brands that won the Tokyo preliminary debut their collections at the annual AFC's final stage at NY Fashion Week. AFC is passionate about discovering and nurturing new talent while widening the reach in the fashion industry by fostering the growth of the continent’s most promising up-and-coming designers.

AFC's Judges include: Kaname Murakami (WWD JAPAN Editor-in-Chief) as Chief Judge;  Shota Kamiya (Manager, Women's and Children's Product Department,  Isetan Shinjuku Store, Mitsukoshi Isetan Co., Ltd.); Yoshiro Kawasaki (LITMUS Representative Director); Shuhei Koike (TOKYO BASE Co., Ltd. STUDIOUS MENS div. BUYER); Yumi Nagao (Sister Representative); Tomoyuki Hibino (Hankyu Hanshin Department Store Co., Ltd. Hankyu Men's Tokyo GARAGE D.EDIT Buyer); Taiga Manabe (Sixty Percent Co., Ltd. Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder); Yoshiuchi Fumiya (FASHIONSNAP.COM Editorial Committee/Director); Hiroshi Watanabe (New Star Co., Ltd. Representative Director Incubator)


About Vantan

Founded in 1965 with the vision of "creating the world's closest school to society," VANTAN fosters human resources which can be immediately applicable through "practical education", such as classes taught by active instructors, long-term internships, and industry-academia cooperative projects in Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya. The institution has developed educational programs in the fields of Fashion, Hair Styling, Makeup, Beauty, Graphic Design, Film, Photography, Game Design, Animation, Patisserie, Cafe management, Programming, Creating in the Entertainment field, Influencing, and Producing. VANTAN has produced approximately 200,000 graduates to date.

Notable alumni include: Kunihiko Morinaga (Designer/Owner, 2019 LVMH finalist ANREALAGE), Kanako Takase (Makeup Artist), and Daiki Suzuki (Owner/Designer, Engineered Garments)