BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4209@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20130426T000000Z DTEND:20130929T000000Z DESCRIPTION:(212) 299-7777\n\nGeneral Admission: $10\n Seniors (65+ w/ID) a nd Students (w/school ID): $5\n Children under 12 in groups less than 8: f ree\n\nFrom the <a href="http://www.mocanyc.org/node/836">MOCA website</a> :\n\n<em>Front Row&nbsp\;</em> traces and celebrates the rise of Chinese American designers who decided to make their marks in New York. In the 19 80s\, designers such as Anna Sui\, Yeohlee Teng\, Vera Wang and Vivienne Tam emerged in the New York fashion scene just as the city was transformi ng its identity from a garment center into one of the fashion capitals of the world. Curiously\, the growth of New York&rsquo\;s Chinatown\, the preponderance of Chinese manufacturers (tailors and seamstresses) in the city&rsquo\;s garment district\, and the increased outsourcing of garment manufacturing to China\, occurred alongside the rapid growth of fashion&r squo\;s creative industries and a broader shift towards creative driven production in New York.\n\nSince then\, a new generation of young designer s\, from Derek Lam to Phillip Lim\, have gone on to build global enterpri ses alongside established figures in an international fashion world. The diversity of their aesthetics\, their individualized approaches to brandi ng\, and their varying personal relationship to cultural identity has sha ped what we now understand as not only New York fashion\, but an American sense of style.\n\nThis exhibition\, guest-curated by designer Mary Ping \, features the unique visions of 16 designers amidst a larger narrative of social and cultural forces that accentuated and cultivated this group& rsquo\;s rise. <em>Front Row</em> will feature designer assemblages of sig nature looks while drawing on personal reflections that speak to unique a rtistic visions and entrepreneurial paths. From the origins of their care ers and development of signature styles\, to understanding their own comp lex relationship to the concepts of New York and Asia\, the exhibition wi ll explore the rise of these Chinese American designers and their relatio nship to New York City.\n\nGuest Curator: Mary Ping \n Exhibition Design: Rebecca Shea SUMMARY:Front Row: Chinese American Designers URL:/en/events/2013/04/26/front-row-chinese-american-designers/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR