First Lady Michelle Obama graced the Inauguration Ball with the work of not only one, but two Asian designers. Mrs. Obama wore a ruby-red chiffon and velvet gown which was custom-made by designer Jason Wu. The delighted Wu was also the designer Obama chose back in 2009. Michelle Obama’s decision of Jason Wu was career-making and his work has since then been in collaboration with Target and Nordstrom.
You may also catch glimpses of the matching red shoes Mrs. Obama chose for the Inauguration. She decided to accessorize with Jimmy Choo shoes who’s founder is from Penang, Malaysia. The entire outfit has people raving that this First Lady has quite the eye for fashion.
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is now holding an exhibit on fashion. Titled “Fashion: Workroom to Runway”, the exhibit highlights the many ways in which Asians have contributed to the growing fashion industry. The exhibit not only shares personal stories from early sewing schools and garment workers, it even showcases designers and professionals including Gei Chan, Banchong Douangphrachanh, Harold Koda, Hisako Nakaya, Josie Natori, Maiden Noir, Malia Peoples, Andy South, Chrissy Wai-Ching, and Luly Yang. Visitors will get an in-depth look into the creative process behind these designs and learn about issues on stereotypes, labor, and the ideals of beauty.
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Infinite H released their new music video, “Special Girl”, just last week. The first thing we noticed? The clothes. With nearly ten wardrobe changes, the boys certainly had their work cut out for them. With this many outfits, we also had our work cut out for us as we scrambled to find the various Infinite H- inspired looks. Read on to find out how you can get this look and click on the images to find out where to purchase them.
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2013 is a big year for Korean fashion designer, Marissa Webb, who launches her namesake label this month! Webb had spent 10 years designing for J.Crew and is said to be Jenna Lyon’s disciple. The new collection has been described as a hybrid of both masculine and feminine qualities. Webb explains that growing up as a tomboy helped influence the masculine features which are mixed with an elegant touch. The collection is also launching with shoes, bags, and jewelry.
Because Webb has already gained much support through her work at J.Crew, fans have been very excited for her very own brand. We will be sure to follow this designer and her eagerly awaited collection.
Don’t forget to catch our winter cover girl on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” tonight!
Check your local listings for times.
Catch her previous appearance with the late night host below:
The boys of Super Junior M have done it again! The music video to the album’s title track “Break Down” has finally been released. After less than two weeks, the video has already gained nearly 6 million views. The video is filled with synced dance moves, an impressive grasp of the Chinese language, and flashy sets. We also couldn’t help but notice the equally flashy wardrobe of the band members.
Keep reading if you want to get the Super Junior inspired look for the new year! Click on the images to learn where you can purchase them.
H&M just announced the eight finalists for their 2013 Design Award. The award supports emerging European talent by funding and collaborating with one design student chosen from 19 fashion academies in European countries.
The finalists include Denmark’s Mark Tan and Belgium’s Minju Kim. Check out their collections below:
Vogue recently did a spread honoring the first respondents of Hurricane Sandy (including the various divisions of the NYPD and NYFD). Of course, in Vogue-like fashion – the shoot was well, quite fashionable. This shoot featured Asian models Liu Wen and Chanel Iman. What did you think of how Vogue chose to honor these heroes?
The colors, the prints! Check out this over the top editorial, “Grandma, What are You Doing?” featuring model Lee Hye Jung, photographed by Choi Yong Bin.
Recap some of the Golden Globes fashion from Sunday evening – all featuring some of your favorite Asian celebrities!