Made Fashion Week Plucks from VFiles, CFDA/'Vogue' Fashion Fund for Fall 2016 Lineup

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From left to right: Looks from Namilia, Feng Chen Wang and Moses Gauntlett Cheng's spring 2016 collections, shown at the VFiles show in September 2015. Photos: Albert Urso/Getty Images

From left to right: Looks from Namilia, Feng Chen Wang and Moses Gauntlett Cheng's spring 2016 collections, shown at the VFiles show in September 2015. Photos: Albert Urso/Getty Images

Each season during New York Fashion Week, IMG-owned Made carefully selects several up-and-coming designers to show at one of its downtown venues, generously covering the costs of location, production, hair and makeup through brand sponsorships. Since its inception in 2009, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Public School and Proenza Schouler have all passed through the program and it's become a respected launchpad for tomorrow's great talents. And fall 2016's lineup of 26 designers proves to be promising once again.

On Sunday Feb. 14, three alumni of a similar program by VFiles to spotlight even less established designers — Namilia (Nan Li and Emilia Pfohl), Feng Chen Wang and Moses Gauntlett Cheng — will hold presentations at Milk Studios during the 6 p.m. slot. For spring 2016, Namilia sent genitalia-printed garments, phallic-shaped bras and inflatables in the shapes of hearts and snakes, while NYC-based design trio Moses Gauntlett Cheng mixed and matched gender identities via clothing. But out of all the participants, none created as much buzz as Beijing-born Feng Chen Wang, whose conceptual garments (samurai trousers, harnessed capes and black trash bags sewn together) were called "the most compelling of the bunch" by Vogue

Other designers brand new to the schedule include: 5:31 Jerome, LRS Studio, Charles Youssef, Ground Zero, Anna K, Beaufille, 69 and This Is The Uniform (a spring 2016 participant of Fashion East, an incubator program for emerging London designers). 

As for returning designers, Rihanna's go-to designer Adam Selman will be back, as will Pyer Moss, Sandy Liang and 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners Jonathan Simkhai and Gypsy Sport. (Brother Vellies, another 2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner, will be presenting at Industria Superstudio on Feb. 11.) And for the first time ever, Brock Collection, after two seasons of well-received presentations, will be putting on a runway show.

Take a look below for the full lineup and head to Made's site for more details.

Thursday, February 11th 
11:00 AM: Brock Collection 
6:30 PM: Adam Selman 
7:00 PM: A-R-E-A 

Friday, February 12th
9:00 AM: CG 
5:00 PM: Chromat 
5:00-7:00 PM: 5:31 Jerome 

Saturday, February 13th
11:00 AM: Dion Lee 
2:00-3:30 PM: Collina Strada 
3:30 PM: Pyer Moss 
7:00 PM: This Is The Uniform, LRS Studio, Charles Youssef, Babyghost

Sunday, February 14th
1:00-3:00 PM: Sandy Liang 
4:00 PM: Jonathan Simkhai 
6:00 PM: Moses Gauntlett Cheng, Namilia, Ground Zero, Feng Chen Wang 

Monday, February 15th
12:00 PM: Anna K 
12:00 PM: Ji Oh 

Tuesday, February 16th
2:00 PM: Gypsy Sport 
5:00 PM: Beaufille 
7:00 PM: Telfar 

Wednesday, February 17th
3:00-5:00 PM: 69 
8:00 PM: The Blonds 

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