The emerging designers will present their final collections at Chargeurs new Future of Fashion Gallery in the Chelsea Arts Tower, where they will be exhibited from September 5 through September 11.
“We envisioned our new space in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood as a fashion innovation gallery to exhibit the latest in fashion, art and technology, and we therefore couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with Parsons to showcase the strong emerging talent of their extraordinary designers,” said Michaël Fribourg, Chairman and CEO of Chargeurs, in a news statement.
The France-based apparel interlinings manufacturer has long supported emerging designers and other philanthropic initiatives. Most recently, the Chargeurs Foundation served as lead sponsor of the 'Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion' exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, where it also provided support for the 'Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving' exhibit earlier this year.
Meanwhile, a long-term partnership is being formed with Parsons.
“We are so grateful to Chargeurs for this outstanding space, and for providing our graduate designers an arena to present their designs during New York Fashion Week,” said Shelley Fox, Donna Karan Professor of Fashion and Director of the MFA Fashion and Design Society program at Parsons.
“Ensuring our designers know how to position their work within the market is a core part of our program, and this exhibition is an enormous opportunity for our graduates to share their vision and skills with press, buyers, stylists and other industry insiders, as well as with recruiters.”
Following the Parsons exhibition during New York Fashion Week, Chargeurs will begin transforming its new space in the Chelsea Arts Tower, and unveil its official New York Future of Fashion Gallery and headquarters in the building in the spring of 2020.