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Future of Fashion Week #OnCANAL

Fashion Week on Canal

True to ON CANAL’s mission, to be a district for new ideas, these storefronts aim to bring awareness to a new class of brands which share common goals and contemporary business values: innovating the fashion industry through creating a global trend in progress and diversity in terms of race, gender norms, and company ethics. With 10,000 estimated pedestrians passing through Canal Street every three hours, ON CANAL is now a destination to explore and discover what’s next in fashion & experiential technology.  The district’s mission, “Let’s rethink everything together” begins with Fashion Week and will continue on for the next year as ON CANAL continues to evolve, one pop-up at a time.

Full Lineup: Beheld, Bijules Jewelry, Charlie Goldcap, DiMoDA, FELT Zine with Melissa Clarke, Gauntlett Cheng, Joe Garvey, Jonathan Rosen, KidSuper, Kim Shui, LAByrinth, Landlord, LUAR, Miaou, Osmunda, Vaquera, Wearable Media, Sektor, Telfar

Hours: ON CANAL is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 PM. – 7:00 P.M; with late nights on Thursdays until 9pm to see and experience the sights by night.

ON CANAL September Fashion Designers:

  • Telfar

321 Canal Street, NYC

Between Mercer & Greene

September 6th- September 15th

Telfar is a unisex line established in 2005 in NYC by Telfar Clemens and sold internationally. It’s not for you — it’s for everyone.

For Fashion Week, Telfar wants to bring artists together, so that their curation will disorient one’s grasp on the topography of popular culture and speculate on an alternative set of relationships.

Their strategy is to secure a well known artist with which they share a creative bond, an old school icon, and the people they are close to or attracted to on an instinctual level.

The staging, styling, dramaturgy and the collection itself this season are preoccupied with idea of America. Not to abandon or criticize it — but to occupy it in its darkness; to a push back on the feel-good narrative with which the American fashion industry has metabolized Telfar post-CFDA. Diversity — mission accomplished.

@telfarglobal #oncanal



  • Luar

323 Canal Street, NYC

Between Mercer & Greene

September 6th – September 27th

LUAR is the reversed namesake label of Williamsburg-based designer Raul Lopez, former co-founder of Hood By Air. Of Dominican descent, Raul began to design at the age of 12 and growing up was inspired by the downtown New York scene. Raul wanted to share this energy with his friends who lived in the uptown Washington Heights neighborhoods, where they would frequent Dominican clubs and parties. The philosophy of LUAR lies in the intersection of New York City and the Dominican Republic, promoting the constant curiosity of “tomorrow” or what’s up next. Raul has no strict rules when designing; he keeps it unique, neutral in color, and gender fluid. Having been worn by the likes of Future, Kylie Jenner, Kendrick Lamar, Solange Knowles, Tyga, Theophilus London, LUAR currently retails at Opening Ceremony, Hard Candy, GR8 Tokyo and Radd Lounge. In 2018, Raul became a finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. @luar #oncanal https://luar.io


  • Landlord

314 Canal Street, NYC

Between Church & Mercer

September 6th-September 27th

Brooklyn-based designer Ryohei Kawanishi began designing his menswear label Landlord with a U.S. military-contracted factory in 2015. Born in Tottori, Japan in 1987, Kawanishi graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2015 with a Masters of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Society, and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London in 2011. Kawanishi has exhibited his works globally, including MoMA (2017); Museum of Arts and Design (2017); Artipelag in Sweden (2015); Biennale International Design Saint Etienne in France (2015); Trapholt in Denmark (2015); Somerset House in London (2012); Mode Biennale in the Netherlands (2013). A runner-up for the Nova Prize, Kawanishi was shortlisted at the International Emerging Fashion Talent Showcase in 2012, and is first scholar for the Uniqlo-Tomodachi Scholarship. The Landlord team consists of graduates from Parsons and Central Saint Martins. They make contemporary, twisted casual and sporty designs rooted in military style. LANDLORD was named in honor of starting a fashion label with a factory manager.@landlordnewyork #oncanal http://www.landlordnewyork.com/

  • Miaou

329 Canal Street, NYC

Corner of Canal & Greene

September 12th-September 24th

Miaou is a celebration of the female form that embodies the modern woman – versatile, iconic, and bold. Founded in 2016 by Alexia Elkaim, the brand was created out of a personal need for a novel pair of jeans with the perfect fit for her curvy body – something that seemed to be missing in the market. The journey began with denim – primarily focusing on embellishing pants, which quickly turned into a line of matching sets and introduced different fabrics into the mix. The fashion label’s unique aesthetic resonates amongst all women of different shapes, sizes, and cultures. Miaou’s Muses were and still continue to be the designer’s friends, such as Paloma Esser, Jorja Smith, Emily Ratajkowski, and Bella and Gigi Hadid, who have helped cultivate an organic cult following of girls and has created a community of inspirational women that continues to grow each season. With the launch of the highly anticipated Sport collection in 2018, Miaou continues to adapt – growing into a full ready-to-wear collection available at retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, Brown’s, Kirna Zabete, Opening Ceremony, Moda Operandi, and Nordstrom, among others.

Designer, Alexia Elkaim was born in Paris, and raised in Los Angeles, where her love of fashion began at an early age. Brought up in a fashion household, Elkaim traveled the world, visiting flea markets where she handpicked vintage pieces that she continues to source for inspiration to this day. She went on to study fashion and photography at Parsons School of Design, graduating in 2015. Elkaim worked for Carine Roitfeld, at her eponymous magazine CR Fashion Book, V Magazine, as well as fashion labels Joie, Current/Elliott, and Equipment, before founding Miaou in 2016. Discouraged by the lack of inclusivity in fashion, Elkaim created Miaou to nurture and celebrate the confidence within every woman.
@miaou #oncanal  https://www.miaou.com/


  • Kim Shui

316 Canal Street, NYC

Between Church & Mercer

September 7th-September 27th

Kim Shui was born in the US, and raised in Rome, Italy. She graduated from Duke University with a double major in Economics and French before pursuing Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design, New York and Central St. Martins, London where she graduated with Distinction. In February 2016 she was selected as one of the VFILES Runway winners and debuted her AW16 ready to wear collection at NYFW. ​ Sponsored and selected by Vogue Italia, she exhibited AW16 at Pitti Super Talents in Milan. She was also one of 5 designers selected by Not Just a Label to show under full sponsorship at Capsule NY. She was one of ten designers selected for the prestigious International Talent Support Competition and Samsung Galaxy Award. She collaborated with Samsung in creating wearable technology and designing a phone case for them. Her work was published in Terrific Fashion, a book edited by Cristina Morozzi for Italian publishing house 24 Ore Cultura alongside designers Philippe Starck, Fratelli Campana, and Alexander McQueen.@kimshuistudio #oncanal http://www.kimshui.net


  • Vaquera
    Vaquera Store

359 Canal Street, NYC

Between Wooster & West Broadway

Opening September 6th-September 24th

Vaquera is a unisex clothing line which redefines luxury fashion through narrative-based collections. Patric Dicaprio founded Vaquera in 2013 to create what he felt was missing from the runway: relevant clothing fueled by vision and self-expression, rather than commerce and sales. With the addition of members Bryn Taubensee and Claire Sully, Vaquera was reinvented with an eye to commercial viability and longevity, yet its core values remained the same. Each season, the trio lands on a concept that explores the source of American tropes. They are interested in using fashion as a tool to start conversations and celebrate individuality.

@vaquera.nyc #oncanal www.vaquera.nyc


  • Joe Garvey

318 Canal Street, NYC

Between Church & Mercer

Opening September 6th-September 27th

With the widespread emergence of streetwear, artists are using clothes to support their work. Joe Garvey is an artist based in New York who has launched a T-shirt collection that combines disciplines within print, art and design driven by the exploration of popular iconography. The aesthetic blends band merch, streetwear and graphic art. Garvey strives to make clothing that is both multi-purpose and plays into feelings and physicality of nostalgia.

@joegarvey_ #oncanal http://www.joe-garvey.com/


  • Gauntlett Cheng

357 Canal Street, NYC

Corner of Wooster & Canal

Opening September 6th-September 27th


Gauntlett Cheng is a New York label by Esther Gauntlett and Jenny Cheng founded in 2014. The clothes subliminally explore the emotional state of both the designers, appearing familiar but uneasy. The collections encompass both mens and womenswear that are informed by work like, financial anxiety, sexuality, a sense of home, desire, frustration, and nostalgia. All pieces are handmade in New York City.

Gauntlett Cheng’s storefront on 357 Canal Street will act as a showroom, event space, and retail store, inviting the larger audience into a Gauntlet Cheng home, with a focus on activating the space with our frequent collaborators, including artists and musicians. The space will also feature works from artist collaborations with Jared Madere, Bea Fremderman, and Gobby.

David Moses, Esther Gauntlett and Jenny Cheng founded their fashion label from the back of a cab on the way to gatecrash John Waters’ birthday party. Hailing from New York, Australia, and Southern California, the three friends share design responsibilities for their line, which combines elements of vintage and fantasy, making good use of their rampant collective imagination.

@gauntlettcheng #oncanal



  • Sektor

320B Canal Street, NYC

Between Church & Mercer

Opening September 6th-September 27th

Sektor is constructed with high quality, technical fabrics/hardware and a focus on aggressive design. Built with intention, influenced by the need to be strapped in and ready for battle. Inspired by subversive movements, instability, high tension, brutalism, necessitated by our impending dark future, fearless paradigm shifting, and everything else we are moving toward at an increasing, undeniable velocity.

@sektor  #oncanal


ON CANAL September Technology, Innovation & Social Impact Programming features:

Bijules Jewelry Featuring Charlie Goldcap

322B Canal Street, NYC

Between Church & Mercer


Opening September 6th-Ongoing


Jules Kim of Bijules Jewelry presents Charlie Goldcap, the King of Canal Street Grillz since the 90s. From the IRAK crew to DiCaprio’s entourage, Charlie created a Canal Street destination for custom real gold mouthpieces. Decades later, another Lower East Side Korean jeweler, Jules Kim, will help rebuild his living legacy in the form of a storefront gallery during New York Fashion Week. Private fitting appointments made available online.


@bijules #oncanal



NEW INC Project Space

Featuring: DiMoDA, Wearable Media, FELT Zine in collaboration with Melissa Clarke, LAByrinth PROJECT

325 Canal Street, NYC

Between Mercer & Greene

Opening September 6th-October 1st


Wearable Media

Wearable Media delivers cutting-edge, interactive wearable fashion for the next generation of influencers, creating a world of futurist fashion powered by design and technology, and providing an accessible solution for audiences to engage with e-textile technologies in a fashionable and innovative way. Wearable Media is composed of Yuchen Zhang, Jingwen Zhu, and Hellyn Teng, graduates from the Parsons Design and Technology and New York University Interactive Telecommunications Program.


FELT Zine is an experimental internet art platform and artist collective. Its IRL and URL experiences examine digital activism, hip hop culture, race, gender, and class. Since the start of FELT in 2011 the collective has grown from a small group of like-minded creatives to an international movement which spans the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Africa. For New York Fashion Week, FELT Zine will be showcasing a site specific mixed-reality installation, including fabric, projection, and an immersive fashion themed VR experience. Interdisciplinary artist, educator, and curator, Melissa Clarke will be presenting and collaborating with FELT Zine to bring the VR project to life.

Melissa Clarke
Clarke is a Brooklyn based interdisciplinary artist whose work employs data and generative self-programmed compositional environments. Melissa is an educator, curator, and an artist working at the intersections of research, data, science, and design. She extrapolates research into multimedia installations, generative video and sound sculptures, performances, and printed images. Melissa was a recent artist in residence with Pioneer Works, School for Visual Art and the Simon’s Center for Geometry and Physics. Clarke has performed and exhibited her multimedia work at spaces such as: Pioneer Works, NY, Loop Festival, Barcelona, Center for New Music, CA, Interactive Art Fair, FL, Eastern Bloc, CAN, Reverse Art Space, NY, 319 Scholes, NY, Eyebeam, NY, Issue Project Room, NY, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, NY, Electronic Music Foundation, NY, and with the Queens Museum, NY. Her work has been featured by the Art F City, Creators Project, L Magazine, Art in America, and with publications such as the Village Voice, Kickstarter, Art 21, Blouin Art Info, Impose Magazine, and Columbia University’s State of the Planet. Clarke is a graduate of NYU’s ITP program with a Tisch Fellowship. She is currently a lecturing professor at SUNY Stony Brook teaching interactive installation art, introduction to computational art, animation and web art.



Elaine Young is an artist, designer, and founder of the LAByrinth PROJECT, a research-driven practice creating and curating designs inspired by science fiction and non-fiction aesthetics and narratives that question the future of humanness. LAByrinth’s original designs include jewelry containing the DNA of a plant, animal, or person of the client’s choice; and bomber jackets featuring visual essays transforming geopolitical information, data visualizations, and scientific images into wearable statements and questions. Young is based in New York and Hong Kong.


DiMoDA is a pioneering virtual institution, dedicated to commissioning, preserving and exhibiting cutting edge VR artworks. Conceived in 2013 by Alfredo Salazar-Caro and William Robertson, DiMoDA has released three exhibitions, featuring 15 unique, artist-designed, VR experiences. In 2015 DiMoDA 1.0 launched with Transfer Gallery in New York, and has traveled the world since. Thousands of virtual exhibitions have been downloaded worldwide, and IRL Exhibitions have taken place in cities like New York, Miami, Chicago, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Dubai, and Bangkok among others. Salazar-Caro continues to advance the mission of DiMoDA through his museum technology track membership at NEW INC.


312 Canal Street, NYC

Between Church & Mercer

Opening September 6th

Beheld is launching photography into the third dimension, creating a 3D photo booth based on 3D scanning technology. While 3D scanning has existed for many years, it has yet to be used for an application that is fun, viral and relatable to everyone. Beheld’s vision for the future includes a world where 3D scanning is as ubiquitous as 2D photography, and people can express themselves without the limitation of a single vantage point.

@beheld #oncanal


Jonathan Rosen

327 Canal Street, NYC

Between Mercer & Greene

Opening September 6th – September 18th

As a former creative director in advertising, Jonathan has always been interested in the power that words, visuals, and hype have over people. Now as an artist, he’s trading manufactured consumer dreams with authentic desires and aspirations which society keeps locked away. His signature series, I WANT, started with Rosen’s personal collections: concert stubs, baseball cards, high school yearbooks, business cards, and really any object he had grown attached to. Now, I WANT has transformed into utilizing the personal artifacts of others as source material, including digital technologies. Rosen discovered how accumulated collections hide secret wants that even the artist, himself had been been afraid to expose to the public. No work in the series uses the the same material or object twice. After the collections are collaged onto large 4×6′ canvases, the words “I WANT…” are carved away. What’s left is a window through the artwork; an unfulfilled dream both conceptually and in structure. I WANT is a fantasy-based body of work, that will extend as far as there are human desires.

@jonathanrosen_art #oncanal



Presented by Wallplay & Vibes

310 Canal Street, NYC

Between Canal & Mercer

Opening September 6th – October 1st

Colm Dillane is the multimedia artist & entertainer behind KidSuper, a hybrid art brand with a storefront and studio HQ in Williamsburg. His fashion brand has been worn and endorsed by many of the top musicians and creatives of today. The idea of KidSuper was created from the desire to dream big and rediscover the wonderment of being a kid. The concept stems from those childhood memories of running around in only underwear with a homemade cape, convinced that you had superpowers with nothing or no one who could tell you otherwise. Recapturing this magic and re-exploring the kid in all of us, KidSuper’s mission is to remind the world that anything is possible.


KidSuper’s stage, which debuted in August, will continue to welcome additional fresh talent at 310 Canal but, in the spirit of fashion week, Colm Dillane will address the issue of product waste in the fashion industry. While Dillane will feature his newest line, the space will also be outfitted with sewing machines where visitors are welcome to drop off their unused clothing. Donated garments will be cut, repurposed, and sewn directly in the space for Dillane’s next season.

@kidsuper #oncanal




Presented by Wallplay & Vibes

301 Canal Street, NYC

Between Mercer &  Broadway

@osmundanyc #oncanal


Osmunda joins ON CANAL to expand the message of re-wilding New York through initiating conversations around increasing sustainable practices that help the environment and ourselves. The experience will be transport viewers from the urban Canal streets into the lush greenery of their exhibition space, featuring upcoming collaborations with artists and mission-aligned groups. Experts panels on varying topics about sustainability will be brought together to have intimate conversations with the public. Programming will be announced throughout the Osmunda ON CANAL partnership. Osmunda is a experiential lab, exposition, and artist residency focused on reconnecting the thread between humanity and nature. By showcasing biophilic art, technology, workshops, and grassroots projects the event aims to activate New Yorkers to advocate for green space. Inspired by the dream of native royal ferns growing through the cracks in concrete sidewalks, Osmunda was started by the non-profit production team Future Clear, the social impact film organization Redefined Films, and Solar Creative. Osmunda aims to mobilize visitors to support various local impact organizations by increasing their accessibility and visibility.



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