Highly anticipated newcomer and New York based menswear designer Ninh Nguyen is launching his Autumn/Winter 2011 collection during New York fashion Week this Saturday February the 12th, with a fashion installation and Charity art auction housed in a private events loft in the West Village, to a strict invite-only crowd.
Originally born in Paris, Ninh came to the US with a sense of style all his own. The creation of his graduation finale line from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology came with much praise and critique as it pushed the envelope for conventional menswear. “When I design, I don’t design for a trend, or for just any man. I design for the modern day renaissance man. Someone who is confident, intellectual, open minded, cultured and passionate," says Ninh. "I have put all of these elements into my clothing and when this man wears it, this man feels complete.”
Preferring to go by his first name, Ninh did not only want to make an impact to media, buyers, family and friends who will attend on a fashion level, but also to inspire and to raise awareness about the collaboration of two important charities Child Education International and Hope for the Silent Voices. Enlisting 25 artists from across the globe, Ninh has challenged them to create unique prints based on his Autumn/Winter Collection that will be placed around the venue available for auction with 100% of the proceeds going to the charities.
Child education International aims to build schools in impoverished countries for secondary school students. Their campaign the Cambodia Project believes, if poor, rural children worldwide have access to comprehensive secondary education that is both economically and environmentally sustainable, if their families have access to high quality health services, then economic and community growth will be stimulated, helping to alleviate the cycle of poverty in developing communities.