The Asian Fashion Designers You Should Know Now
Some of the most inventive designers in the fashion industry have been of Asian descent, and if you were to go back even further, some of the greatest technological advancements, like the discovery of silk, have come from Asia. In honor of the upcoming Lunar New Year we're celebrating the Asian designers that are leaning on their heritage and blazing a trail of innovation to help push fashion forward.
The Malaysian designer behind the label Self Portrait was inspired as a child by seeing the joy and excitement experienced by his mother and other family members as they got ready for celebrations and has created a brand known for high-quality designs that are timeless and yet modern, all injected with a hint of personality.
One of Italian Vogue’s up and coming designers to watch, Chinese designer Uma Wang has made a name for herself with modern draped designs and a signature technique that fuses knits with fabric.
Huishan Zhang’s romantic, feather-trimmed pieces have earned him awards like the International Chinese Designer of the Year, shelf space at retailers like Bergdorf Goodman, Net-a-Porter and Farfetch and features in Vogue.
Raised in Queens, Sandy Liang draws inspiration from her Chinese roots and is best known for her oversize fleece coats and unique colors, Liang’s designs are as cool as they are chic.
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Friends who met in college, the designers behind Opening Ceremony launched their brand as a tribute to their love of fashion and travel, and highlights their desire to curate pieces from around the world.
Taiwanese born Wu catapulted to success after dressing Michelle Obama for both presidential inauguration celebrations, and his impressive collections are known for their skill blending of beautiful fabrics and luxurious details.
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