All posts tagged: Fashion Designers

PH5 Makes Knitwear Playful, Sexy & Way Better Than Grandma’s Knits

New York Fashion Week is the red carpet event for designers to show off their coveted collection; it can make or break upcoming designers. While it seems anyone can float around the Garment District of New York City and whip up a few pieces, only the innovative and most talented creators will cross the minds of publications such as Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily, and Forbes. PH5—a contemporary womenswear label focused on cutting edge knitwear—has done just that. Recently wrapping up their sophomore season at NYFW, founder Wei Lin and designer Mijia Zhang take a moment off their busy schedule to talk PH5’s “story of art meets science.” Lin and Zhang seem to have mastered what happens “when an artistic designer has direct access to high tech” materials for their production. PH5’s autumn/winter 2017 collection features drapey and fitted silhouettes against colorful asymmetric skirts and dresses to sexy jumpsuits with a crisscrossed back. Stripes and abstract patterns also played a central figure over cream colored tops and bottoms in the brand’s assorted collection. YHM: Knitwear can …

Kourosh Babaian: Behind the Janique Collection

Manhattan, New York-based fashion designer, Kourosh Babaian, graced the runway with his meticulously detailed creations during New York Fashion Week. The world is no stranger to the thirteen-year-old Janique women’s collection. From the United States and South America to Japan, Russia and the Middle East, there are over 300 Janique stores worldwide. For a line that balances femininity with seductive taste and focused on sophistication, Janique is a perfect name, for it means ‘woman’ in a Persian dialect. After his Janique Fashion Show, Babaian proudly stepped into the YHM spotlight to talk about his inspirations as a fashion designer and his collection. Fashion design was not his initial career choice. Before Babaian pursued a career in design, he aspired to be on Broadway. With his love of the arts and creative mind, Babaian found his niche in the fashion industry. “Fashion seemed to be something I could do and it’s something I loved doing,” Babaian said. “I’m actually glad I ended up in fashion. According to Babaian, Janique Fashion Week is the most momentous moment of …

Suzanne Rae: Fashion with Purpose and Style

From one of the fashion capitals of the world comes Suzanne Rae Pelaez, a Brooklyn-based fashion designer who gorgeously blends minimalistic with chic styles. New York Fashion Week is no stranger to the five-year-old Suzanne Rae women’s clothing line, and Haute Living notes her as “the next designer to watch.” Her line represents women who work hard and make a graceful statement through their appearance. Pelaez welcomed YHM into her Brooklyn studio to chat about her work and motivations. After studying Economics and Art History at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Pelaez’s artistic eyes led her to the Big Apple where she soon broke into the art gallery industry. Surrounding herself with art opened her mind to the sophistication of the New York scene and motivated her to make a change. “I wanted to be more hands on with the art. I chose fashion because I was always interested in it, mentions Pelaez.” Later attending Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City, she knew right away that she wanted to start her own …