Asian fashion is constantly evolving, but has heavy hints from the past. A stereotypical idea of Asian fashion might include a kimono, qipao, saree, or even a hanbok. While these pieces are in fact traditional, culture allowed fashion to evolve. A little caveat: my main knowledge of Asian heritage is rooted in Chinese culture because I studied it in University, but I also did my research. Some of the most famous designers with Asian heritage include Alexander Wang, Kolin Chong, Se Young Eum, Yohji Yamamoto, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Laura Kim, and of course my girl Vera Wang. There are so many more designers and if ya’ll are interested, I will totally make a comprehensive list to keep up with this week.
What I love about student organizations and local shows is that you get to see people represent designed fashioned after pieces of them—their culture, their heritage, their style—and support it in a big way. I have so many mixed feelings about bigger designers who have an array of the stereotypical thin, white, blonde model for their cultured designs. On one hand, minority designers deserve the same access to display their work, and on the other, the access minority models have should be just as vast.
Anyhoo, I loved this show and met some hilariously precious people, and I can’t wait to see more events. I didn’t get to meet everyone (it was hectic after) so if you comment or send me a message I can tag you or friends under the photo! You can also view and download watermarked versions or buy prints for 50% off with the code AHFS2019!