Jordan Khusnulgatin is an abstract visualist who draws all inspiration from the ocean. Her approach to design is focused on fit, function and quality. Her current goals are to explore her inspiration further using other mediums such as resin to translate her love of the ocean. Jordan’s current collection is her personal depiction of a wave – stripping its physical aspects by only taking its actions into account. As by its scientific definition, a wave is described as a disturbance that travels through a medium from one location to another location. Using only its definition Jordan’s continued question is, if I were a wave what would I wear?
Ying Ying Ying
Elise and James have been individual artists for over a decade, but came together to explore their love for fashion, with Ying Ying Ying.
Ying Ying Ying is a modern line of edgy yet inclusive streetwear shattering social dogma.
Their pieces are made for all humans, and their love for androgynous fashion is much of the inspiration behind their brand and this current collection.
“Never bound by norms and always made with hand-picked fabrics, our fits are unconventionally perfected and our designs have combined decades of iconic fashion inspiration.”
Born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, Nasheli Ortiz received a MFA from Savannah College of Art & Design, a BFA from Escuela de Artes Plásticas de Puerto Rico as well as an AAS from Altos de Chavón, affiliated to Parsons the New School of Design; all studies in Fashion Design.
She performs as the Chair and Associate Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Moore College of Art & Design. Her professional practice outside of the educational community includes; working as a technical designer, draper, tailoring and fine sewing techniques for different designers based in New York, Italy, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Nasheli Juliana’s brand works with research of political, social and religious issues from an apparel point of view. Nasheli has presented collections both nationally and internationally as well as being featured in magazines such as Vogue and Forbes, among others.
Fashion designer and artist Qun Liu grew up in the coastal city of Beihai in southwest China. Art has been the center of her life from the age of seven. Qun began her creative career with drawing and painting, which soon led to fashion and interior design. Qun's interests took her to Paris, where she studied contemporary art and additional courses. Later Qun moved to the US and start to work on wearable fiber art . Qun started the brand Q Liu in 2013 after she was awarded second place at the Sant Louis Fashion Week Emerging Designer show. Q Liu's style draws on a variety of multicultural influences, original techniques and eco-friendly fabrics.
House of Nailah
Nyla Coleman, the owner of House of Nailah, is an aspiring designer from St. Louis, MO. She grew up having a passion for fashion. At the tender age of 8, she started drawing her very own designs; it was at that point she knew she wanted to pursue a career in fashion design. In May of 2016, she graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Lindenwood University. Since then she has expanded her brand and created custom pieces for many people. In 2016 she won the Promotional Image Award at Lindenwood University. She has been featured in several fashion shows including: Lindenwood Junior Fashion Show, Lindenwood Senior Fashion Show, The 2016 and 2017 Style-taneous Styles Fashion Show, and the 2018 Renaissance Fashion Show. She is constantly evolving and becoming a household name.
Global Design Feature
The Factory Fashion Show will be featuring a collaboration of designs from Global Design Feature, a platform that provides fashion design students the opportunity to showcase their work at New York Fashion Week. Select designs from the collections at NYFW will be shown together on the runway here in St. Louis.