by John Russel Jones

MADE x PayPal has announced its programming schedule for a two-day experience taking place June 24-25, 2022, at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. Curated by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne of Public School, MADE x PayPal will bring the NYC community together to celebrate a diverse group of emerging creatives and local small businesses. Highlights include fashion shows, performances, DJ sets, and special appearances by Nas, Parris Goebel, Heron Preston, among others. Elsa Majimbo will serve as MADE x PayPal’s official correspondent. MADE x PayPal, produced by IMG FOCUS., will be open to the public, and guests can register for free tickets on the event website at

MADE, which launched in 2009, has given way to some of the most innovative fashion talent and creators in the industry. This summer, IMG, in collaboration with PayPal, will relaunch MADE with MADE x PayPal, to help support a new generation of diverse and emerging designers while giving back to the local small business community. Friday’s activities will include a performance by Marching Cobras Drumline and Danceline, a New Wave New York Fashion Show presented by Public School and featuring emerging designers Des Pierrot, Maya Wang (Fried Rice), Long Xu (LORING New York), Michael Graham (Savant Studios) and Colin LoCascio, and DJ sets via Discwoman, a New York-based collective featuring women and non-binary electronic artists. On Saturday, the MADE x PayPal Marketplace will open at St. Ann’s Warehouse, and the MADE Class of 2022 Fashion Show will feature emerging NY-based designers Kingsley Gbadegesin (K.NGSLEY), Thermal and K$ace (Whensmokeclears), and Shanel Campbell (Bed On Water). 

PUMA will support MADE x PayPal, debuting a new footwear silhouette and providing additional styles for the New Wave New York Fashion Show presented by Public School and for emerging designer Whensmokeclears during the MADE Class of 2022 Fashion Show.

With the support of WNL Radio by Public School, Chow and Osborne will make the MADE x PayPal experience accessible to remote consumers through live DJ sets by Arthur Baker, Amrit, Heron Preston, and Mona Matsuoka, as well as cultural discussions and interviews with fashion industry leaders.

PHOTO CREDIT: Nick Krasznai