SXSW Fashion Story – Composure Magazine

Fashion Story & Page Design for Composure Magazine – Full Article Available HERE at composuremagazine.com

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Fashion Writing Audrey Magazine – Fall 2016

3 Fashion Trends To Consider From The Pre-Fall 2016 Collection Shows – Read The Full Article Along With Some Of My Favorite Looks At Audreymag.com

Photos From Audrey Magazine & Designers/Brands

Public School – Audrey Magazine

Public School: The Perfect NYC Street Style – Min A. Lee

Public School is how I remember and still think about New York City fashion—minimal and monochromatic.  Most would associate the darker end of the spectrum for fall and winter, but New Yorkers find a way to make it work throughout the entire year.  With a closet full of black, I’m always on the hunt for design houses that take my favorite color and translate it into wearable garments regardless of temperature.  Fairly new and with a sophisticated nod to urban and street trends, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne have finally made their introduction into womenswear.

While in its sophomore year of New York Fashion Week, Public School already has accumulated menswear awards and continues to do so. They’ve shown talent and drive for surviving in the industry since their 2010 induction into the CFDA’s Fashion Incubator development program, and still keep all clothing production within New York City.  With so much praise to their names, I was curious to see how the pair would tackle the other gender, and was delighted to see that they are definitely on their way to dominating the interchangeable world of sportswear.  While some feel their designs are more quiet than expected for spring and summer 2015, Chow and Osborne have a long and limitless future ahead of them.

Take a look at a few of the designs below from Sunday’s packed-house show.  It was a sea of artsy prints, geometrics, oversized fits, boxy styles and my favorite, a monochromatic palette with splashes of blue for creating additional visual interest.  I’m more impressed with Chow and Osborne producing flattering and classic cuts while keeping some urban edge, making their opening womenswear collection engaging to both the career woman and the streetstyle lover.  With such a strong start, the fall and winter 2016 line will be highly anticipated, and I am positive we will see another round of solid design work. – See more at: http://audreymagazine.com/public-school-the-perfect-nyc-streetstyle/#sthash.t2mmcexP.dpuf

Images Courtesy Of Audrey Magazine Via Guillame Roujas and Nowfashion.com

 

Audrey Magazine – YesStyle’s Joshua K. Lau

From my writing with Audrey Magazine.  An interview with YesAsia and YesStyle’s founder and CEO, Joshua K. Lau – find the full article here at audreymagazine.com

We love Asian street trends, beauty styles and brands, but there was a point in time where accessibility was difficult.  While Asian dramas were circulating online through various sites and engaging a new international audience, fans craved to have tangible products versus online downloads and streaming.  YesAsia was founded in 1998 when Joshua K. Lau and Priscilla Chu addressed the growing need of consumers interested in Asian entertainment goods along with the neologistic Hallyu wave that was flowing across Asia in the late 1990s.

As interest surged, so did the fascination with Asian clothing styles and brands being seen in that entertainment world.  As online retail reached new heights in the 2000s, YesAsia, again at the forefront, breached the barrier to Asian street fashion by launching YesStyle in 2006.  Those coveted looks could suddenly be easily searched and bought through the e-commerce giant.

From financial analyst to founder and CEO, Stanford University graduate Joshua K. Lau shares with us a bit of the history regarding the expansion into Asian fashion with YesStyle and future aspirations for this sector of his company. – See more at: http://audreymagazine.com/asian-street-style-interview-with-joshua-k-lau-founder-of-retail-giant-yesstyle-com/#sthash.mrxkBPaV.dpuf

 

Vogue

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A long time ago when I was just a young teenager and was learning more about the fashion world, artist and photographer Christine Taylor let me be a part of her amazing projects and while the spread was published she received recognition for her work on Vogue as well.  She continues her artistry to this day under happyplayground.com

Fashion Writing

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I enjoyed an amazing year and half with Audrey.  Sadly, they are on a hiatus currently, but still go and check out http://www.audreymagazine.com to read my articles as well as articles from Audrey’s fashion forward editors and writers.

Thank you to former Editor-In-Chief, Anna Park, for the spotlight feature in the winter 14 issue.