Global Fashion Collective x MFW S/S23 *HIGHLIGHTS*


CEDIM the school for design

Leesle, Blue Tambourine, Faun Studio

September 25, 2022 – Milan, Italy – Via Arcivescovo Calabiana, 6, 20139 at 6:00 p.m

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA, Sept. 27, 2022 / — Global Fashion Collective (GFC) held their first runway presentation on September 25 during Milan Fashion Week (MFW). The GFC x MFW Showcase featured four international designers from Mexico, South Korea and Canada. GFC aims to highlight emerging designers and provide them with a platform during the world’s most prestigious fashion weeks. This organization has previously presented at New York Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and Tokyo Fashion Week.

Founded by Alejandro García Villarreal, CEDIM the School of Design has specialized in teaching art, design, innovation and business in Mexico since 1978. This institution believes that creativity is innate in all of us and knows no bounds once discovered. – CEDIM the School of Design

Seven amazing students from CEDIM presented their unique designs with GFC this season, starting with Lorena de la Garza’s GÖDELS UNIVERSE. Her garments are futuristic and colorful, with necklines and parts expertly layered into a Mondrian-esque masterpiece. Valeria San Miguel presented Psychedelic Witch, a collection that really expresses her love of color and prints. Her garments came in baby blue, bright orange and mustard yellow, with crochet and trendy fringe elements. Alessandra Garfias created “SIMBIOSIS” using 3D printing and laser cutting technology. Her pieces came in stunning nature-inspired jewel tones and beautiful asymmetric sleeves. Katya Razan’s ‘Growth After the Grieve’ collection used natural dyes to achieve the pretty shades of peach, robin and pastel yellow for her three monochromatic looks. Her garments were trendy with a distressed streetwear twist and ties. Karime Payan used her clothes to comment on the problem of enforced disappearances in Mexico. Her pieces featured the faces of missing people embroidered on an asymmetrical cape, collar, draped on chains, and dropped from a skirt. Paulina Villarreal Martinez presented “Quimera”, a beautiful artisan showcase with pieces inspired by Frida Kahlo and Thierry Mugler. Her simple and elegant garments have been styled with gorgeous floral headpieces. Norma Cota closed the CEDIM showcase with “A SAFE PLACE” inspired by the stigma of social disorders. She presented three all-black experimental punk looks that played with asymmetry and oversized silhouettes.

Leesle presented a stunning, colorful collection rich in references to her South Korean heritage. Designer Leesle Hwang began creating her own garments 16 years ago when she needed a costume for a cosplay event at her university. Her brand aims to make the traditional Korean hanbok more wearable and create contemporary versions that can be worn on a daily basis. This collection was inspired by festivals and the fun atmosphere it creates. Leesle is detail oriented and impeccably blends traditional Korean clothing elements with streetwear styling. The first look features a cropped white shirt with distressed patchwork jeans, styled with flashy green mesh gloves and lime green boots. Many garments also feature decorative tassels, like the bright yellow ones in Look Six. These are called “norigae” and traditionally accompany the hanbok styling. – Leesle

Faun Studio presented “Wildflowers”, a collection inspired by the fantasy of flower fields and sunsets. This Calgary-based label was founded by Marisa P. Clark in 2017 after graduating from the London College of Fashion. Her brand is feminine and playful, often featuring light earth tones and cute prints. This collection was no exception, with garments in tones of apricot-orange, sage green and light yellow. These looks are perfect for a relaxed day out, with comfortable cropped polo shirts, cardigans and maxi dresses. Clark also showcased three luxurious handmade crochet pieces made from handspun and naturally dyed wool from Mexico. The final look featured an orange bra and panties beneath a wildflower crochet dress that took 40 hours to make. – Faun Studio

BlueTamburin presented another outstanding unisex collection that perfectly blended Western silhouettes with Eastern details. South Korean designer Bomin Kim has been in the industry for over two decades, creating fantastical garments straight out of a fairy tale. This collection was inspired by seeing the constellations in the sky after attending a Catholic church service. Her pieces are made from naturally colored and sustainable fabrics such as 100% silk. The first look featured a flowy cream dress with a ruffled collar and balloon sleeves and a hand-painted image of Venus from Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus on the side. This collection features 3D flowers, lace trims, mesh fabrics and button detailing on garments. The final look is a long open coat with an oversized collar and cream wide-leg trousers with a thick waistband. – BlueTambourine

Want to see more runway photos? Click here!

Visit the Global Fashion Collective website for more information
Instagram: @globalfashioncollective
Facebook: Global fashion collective

Show credits
Makeup: Makeup by Clarissa Reyes Academy @clarissareyesacademy @clarissareyesbeauty
Hair: Odete Dasilva with Goldwell & Hot Tools Varis @odetedasilvahair @goldwellus @varisnorthamerica

Milan Fashion Week S/S23
Global fashion collective
[email protected]


Comments are closed.