The Art Institute of NYC’s Student Show, Create Tomorrow

The Art Institute put on its student show during NYFW/MBFW, which was packed full of emerging designers, 10 to be exact. Here are what I considered to be the top designers and their respective top looks, although I do appreciate all of the hard work I’m sure each designer put forth into their work. It will be great to see where they go from here!

Michael Doyle-Current Student

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Doyle is drawn to fashion from the theatrics of many greats, such as Alexander McQueen. I personally, see a bit of a more recent star he could aspire to in that of Christian Siriano! His intern work includes J. Mendel and others. His Spring 2014 collection focused on voluminous proportions that drape to explore the range of hard to soft. He believes fashion is theater.

ai nyc spring 2014-70-michael doyle   Black organza waistcoat with long train and oversized collar

ai nyc spring 2014-66-michael doyle  Black organza jacket over tan organza slim pant

ai nyc spring 2014-65-michael doyle  Silk charmeuse and black taffeta asymmetric skirted dress with matching ruffle collar

ai nyc spring 2014-64-michael doyle   White organza blouse over black silk cigarette pant

ai nyc spring 2014-68-michael doyle   Cream charmeuse and white taffeta draped skirt gown with matching ruffled collar



Daniel Jennings-Current Student

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Daniel’s internship work includes Rafaella and Jason Wu. This SS2014 collection, “Facades”, was inspired by structural design of skyscrapers, or “The Drapery of Skyscrapers.” He translated the Curtain Wall concept by combining draping and tailoring principles and working with volume without the weight of layers.

I enjoyed this collection and its mix of wearable pieces with touches of avant garde.

ai nyc spring 2014-57-daniel jennings   Beige sleeveless silk twill blouse with a smoke gray gazar skirt and a milk chocolate silk satin convertible jacket.

ai nyc spring 2014-58-daniel jennings  French gray viscose jersey t-shirt with vanilla gazar release pleat balloon pant

ai nyc spring 2014-59-daniel jennings   Champagne silk gorgette blouse with smoke gray gazar pleated long bubble skirt

ai nyc spring 2014-60-daniel jennings   Mocha voile tuxedo shirt dress

ai nyc spring 2014-63-daniel jennings   Black & vanilla gazar tuxedo blouse with gold paisley jacquard trouser & a milk chocolate double-faced silk satin cape coat with hand crocheted ribbon scarf



Haley Hysong-Current Student

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Haley has been sewing since the age of 12. She has now made the trek to the big city, fashion capital of the world, NYC, to pursue her dreams. This was a great presentation that would really work well for the Spring 2014 market. It had bold prints and bold colors to combine with and it all really worked. I will have to keep my eye out on this emerging designer!

ai nyc spring 2014-18-haley hysong   Tangerine orange, open-backed trapeze dress with yellow organza overlay

ai nyc spring 2014-19-haley hysong   Capped-sleeve, organza trimmed Georgette blouse over a lime green high-waisted pant

ai nyc spring 2014-20-haley hysong   Capped sleeved dress with a Georgette printed bodice and hot pink skirt

ai nyc spring 2014-21-haley hysong   Turquoise suit with open back jacket and straight knee length skirt



Isaiah Isaac-2013 Graduate

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Isaac created pieces for both men and women. He considers himself to be a minimalist but fascinated by complexities. He describes his aesthetic as streamlined, clean silhouettes combine with strong, fluid attitudes into a symbolic representation of the wearer. He currently works on the men’s design team for Macy’s Alfani collection.

I thought Isaac had a good handle on his work with leather. He also did a lot with color-blocking, which is a great trend for the market right now. The 2 looks below were very clean and chic looks. I would very much wear the A-line dress and I would be proud to have my guy don this look of the male model as well. In fact, I wouldn’t mind the guy being this particular male model!!! (side note, great job with the model casting, clearly!)

ai nyc spring 2014-07-isaiah isaac   Black and white color-blocked sweatshirt over a maroon slim trouser

ai nyc spring 2014-06-isaiah isaac  White and maroon open backed, sleeveless A-line dress with a maroon and black twill and leather tailored blazer



Darhel Anthony-Current Student

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Darhel’s inspiration is drawn from nature and contrasted sharply with contemporary architecture. This presentation is a tailored men’s and women’s collection that utilizes artisanal skills.

ai nyc spring 2014-30-darhel anthony   Indigo linen herringbone sleeveless shift dress

ai nyc spring 2014-32-darhel anthony   Cream ribbed knitted long sleeved top with Carmel & Natural herringbone short with Indigo suede vest


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