CAAFD (Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers) is a charitable organization founded through a collaborative effort by a few key pioneers in the fashion industry. Its primary goal is to back designers who aspire to do business in the United States by unlocking the tightrope, which in turn offers the opportunity for emerging talents to join the close-knit circle of the global fashion industry.

Every season, the Council of Aspiring American Fashion Designers (CAAFD) handpicks some of the finest talents in the global fashion industry. The CAAFD wouldn’t be letting their followers down as it has made no exceptions to its reminiscent culture this season. The stage is set with glittering runways for the best unveiled and curated brands to watch as models cruise through in elegance. This season, CAAFD is once again partnered with IMG and Pier59 Studios in presenting its handpicked, approved, and unique designers for various showcases scheduled for February 5th through 12th, 2020.

Like every other season, but this time with intense style and dreaded elegance, the CAAFD, in collaboration with iFashion Network, unveils a group of distinctively emerging brands from various parts of the world. These brands hand picked through a rigorous selection process for the main purpose of maximizing exposure of few talented emerging brands. These designers will be showcasing their intriguing designs at the scheduled CAAFD Designer Collective Shows.

Kadri Klampe is an Estonian-born, ​ founder and designer created Yufash as a unique and forward-thinking brand made for the confident and powerful women of the world, with all garments fabricated exclusively in England. Founded in 2015, Klampe and Yufash have since experience skyrocketing popularity, including having designs featured on the hit television series Scream Queens. Yufash is one of the few designers chosen as part of the CAAFD’s incubate/nurturing program, returning for her ​ third ​ seasonal showcase after her previous career-defining CAAFD showcases.

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Zabetta Couture designer Ruth Zabetta was raised in both Spain as well as the Dominican Republic, which imparts a unique cultural influence on her designs. Known for modern lines and cuts which still maintain a feminine presence, Zabetta Couture strives to create beautiful silhouettes that are consistent through all the pieces. Zabetta couture is among the few designers chosen as part of the CAAFD’s incubate/nurturing program, returning for her fourth seasonal showcase.

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Sania Maskatiya is a Pakistan-based designer belonging to a new generation of fashion talent from the region. Breaking conventions, she has been quick to become Pakistan’s most lauded designer. She was among few of the top emerging global brands selected. ​ This season, Sania Maskatiya returns to the NYFW stage for a third season with CAAFD ​ presenting her full collection under her primary brand, SANIA MASKATIYA. Sania Maskatiya uses only pure, luxe fabrics that are cut and draped in a range of directional but feminine ​ silhouettes. The brand engages the finest ​ craftsmen across Pakistan, hailing from ​ generations of artisans ​ practicing time- honored craftsmanship and embroideries.

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