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SHOWROOM SPOTLIGHT: INTERNATIONAL PLAYGROUND

September 28, 2017 BY CAPSULE

International Playground is a global brand collective that blurs the lines between fashion, art, and commerce. Curating an innovative roster of international and NYC-based talent, they focus on good people making good clothing. Their designers are showcased in their NY showroom, retail location, e-commerce store, and in cities around the world at fashion weeks and fairs.

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ABRAHAM

Abraham was established in 2015 by Designer Emily Bryngelson with the goal of bringing lasting products to the market. Abraham is gender fluid and trend neutral, so there is never a reason for it to end up in a landfill. Materials are sourced in the USA when possible and will always be produced ethically and sustainably. Because... slow fashion.

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ALPHA60

Alpha 60 from Melbourne continues into SS18 with its fresh take on classic styles and cuts, reflecting a 'sophisticated quirk with an unexpected edge' unique to the brand. They have a strong cult following in the Australian market and are continuing to expand Internationally.

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BON PARFUMEUR

Bon Parfumeur is a new contemporary Parisian fragrance house , 100% made in France offered at quotidian pricing. Developed by Ludovic Bonneton and created to be mixed and matched. Each bottle is artfully designed and labeled with a number + a color + three key ingredients.

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CALVIN LUO

At age of 16, he moved to New York City to attend Parsons the new school for design. In 2014, after studying two years at Parsons, he started to pursue the launch of his own fashion label - Calvin Luo in New York City, which predominantly began with a unisex collection. And a year later, he started his second unisex collection this is by transferring feminine elements into menswear. Calvin Luo was recommend by IMG agency as the youngest designer to present his collection on official calendar of NYFW.

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HILDUR YEOMAN

Celebrated Icelandic designer, Hildur Yeoman continues to design ethereal, forward pieces in bold prints and fabrications emblematic of her native Iceland. Her most recent collaborations with BJORK were celebrated on her last world wide tour. Easy elegance marks the collection.

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Nina Tiari

Nina Tiari moved from San Francisco to NYC in 2009 to study fashion design at Parsons, New School for Design, and later studied Art History at New York University. She continued her analysis of fashion by assisting reputable stylists, Natasha Royt and B Akerlund, with clients such as Madonna, Vogue and WSJ. In February of 2017, Nina debuted her first collection for NYFW AW17, The Shows at Skylight Clarkson Square, inspired by the determination and strength of a woman. Recently, Lady Gaga has been photographed wearing Nina Tiari’s namesake debut collection.

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PLEASANT

"Make waiting Pleasant..." This unisex brand from Copenhagen has founded their collection based on the surfers lifestyle as waves are rare and temperatures are cold. But Pleasant captures what it means to live free.

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YA JUN

A recent Parsons graduate and winner of the Kering x Vogue competition, Yajun's design was selected by Mel Ottenberg for Rihanna to wear at the 2016 MTV VMA's. Yajun's goal is to break the boundaries and expectations in garment construction - she blends men's wear with refined feminine elegance.