Modacycle 1st Semi-Annual Emerging Designers Showcase

One of the founding principles that drives modaCYCLE is the search for and support of excellence in design.  We believe that excellence can come from anywhere and that it should be encouraged, supported and highlighted whenever possible.  This humble set of beliefs rather quickly evolved into the First Semi Annual Emerging Designers Showcase.  The modaCYCLE editors, Seth Friedermann and Charles Beckwith, chose ten young designers who they felt produced the most compelling collections of the Spring 2011 New York Fashion Week and hosted a party in their honor.  The designers were Zoe Twitt, Karolina Zmarlak, Logan Neitzel, Jose Duran, Victor de Sousa, Copperwheat, Kaelen Farncomb, Katie Gallagher, Sunghee Bang, and Rachel Antonoff.  Each designer was accompanied by a model who wore three looks from the respective collection over the course of the evening.  Prizes for the designers included patterns from Johnny Wu, use of the Natuzzi SoHo showroom for the next season’s presentation or runway, and each designer received their choice of sewing machines from Brother.

My role in the scheme of things was working with sponsors, specifically Best Social, Natuzzi, and Brother, and ringleading the designers, models, and hair and makeup artists.  Being involved in this event was a collassal undertaking but was also incredibly rewarding and exciting experience.

Below are the promo images from the event.  Please take a minute to look at the full article on


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