It’s an exciting time for Asian Americans in the fashion industry. At the Council of Fashion Designers of America early this year, all three awards for the best new designers of the year were awarded to Asian American men; Richard Chai for men’s wear, Jason Wu for women’s wear and Alexander Wang for accessories. The New York Times wrote an article about Asian Americans climbing the fashion industry ladder. And it just warms our hearts to see the influx in fashionable Asians at New York’s Fashion Week.
Audrey contributor Tamae Ishii scoped out the scene in NY earlier this month and brought to us a bevy of beautiful and stylish people, even writing a piece on the Oscar De La Renta show (pictured above).
Below find more of some of fashion’s fashionable elites including Kelly Choi and Joe Zee of Elle. (Click on shots for closeups).
Even though fashion week is over, you can still get your fix for fashionable Asians at Audrey’s Night Out 2010. Only two more days until show time. Buy your tickets now!
The beauty looks from New York Fashion Week keep rolling in. And with most of the country still swathed in chilly weather, now’s the perfect time to experiment with the looks models wore down the runway last week.
My favorite is M*A*C’s face chart for Peter Som. Super spiky eyelashes, a shimmery golden eye and vampy lips for an “uptown girl meets Woodstock” look, according to makeup artist Tom Pecheaux. It’s so easy to do and a refreshing change from spring’s pastel profusion.
I just bought the Asian Barbie (#005) from the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Barbie Basics line for my 7-year-old niece last Christmas. It’s the closest thing to an Asian Barbie I could find anywhere on the web that wasn’t adorned in a hula skirt or cheongsam.
And though the doll is not exactly ideal for a first grader (a skintight tube dress and heavy eye makeup), it’s something I would have loved to have in my childhood doll collection, right next Ballerina Barbie and Hello Kitty. Of course, now that I’m a grown-up (chronologically speaking), I’m crazy for a new collection of Cissy and NEOCissy dolls designed by Chinese American designer Jason Wu for Madame Alexander.
Now, I’ve been raving about nude hues for quite some time. They’re gonna be huge for spring and I, for one, am a convert.
I really like a flesh-toned spring coat to liven up winter blacks. And for sure I have to get a beige or khaki pant or skirt to pair with a crisp white top or slouchy white tee. And tan is the perfect hue to balance a glowing pastel like lemon or mint.