In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, we’re shouting out some of our favorite Asian artists in the game. Let us give a spotlight to our fellow AAPI fashion designers, support the community + support Asian art and Asian joy. Read through to meet some of the all-stars we’re loving.
MAN MADE SKINS
MMS specializing in vegan leather, designer and artist Vesper Han dreamed up Man Made Skins to be the pink punk statement of our wildest fantasies. You’ve never seen skirts, tops or gloves like these.
Ada Chen is a Chinese American artist and jeweler making unique and stunning pieces from earrings to chains and more. We’ll let you in on a little secret — it’s not too late to snag a piece from our ADA x DAWANG collab.
MeiPin Tang is a fashion brand that turns sharp edges and clean lines and turns them into the newest and coolest in streetwear. With coats, suits and more, Meipin explores the relationship between art and fashion to more truly express human thoughts and feelings through clothes.
Sublima is a small jewelry brand based in New York with designs that nod to East Asian culture. The founder and designer Kelly Bit creates each piece with the intention of subliminal messaging, often inspired by food and cultural symbolism. Her values are infused into her brand by committing to using recycled materials, as well as advocating for the East Asian community by donating her profits, giving jewelry a purpose.
Those bat wing jeans that have been all over your Instagram feed? They’re just one of designer Quách Đắc Thắng’s many creations for La Lune that are both subversive and unpredictable. For basics that make the styles we know and love into something new and unexpected.
YanYan Knits, founded by the former director of knitwear at rag & bone Phyllis Chan and Hong Kong-based designer Suzzie Chung, YanYan knitwear combines the Cantonese word for “everyone” with the modern, fun styles of today to make beautiful yarn pieces notable for their textures and designs. It’s not often that you see traditional Chinese clothes made from knitwear — YanYan is an innovative new take on the styles we know and love.
SOFT GOOD STUDIO
Soft Good Studio is a custom signet jewelry design studio creating stunning, one of a kind pieces designed to be worn across generations. Pioneered by Emilie Jehng, her work aims to explore Asian American identity through the creation of jewelry that grows and improves through wear.
Fervooor is an accessory brand focused on making unique and affordable pieces that stand out in the crowd. From sword earrings to to green jade layered necklaces to antique-inspired hair pins, these styles inspired by Chinese beauty are a perfect combination of fashion and function.
Joy Luck is a boutique store focused on interpreting superstitions and storied objects through the lens of Chinese America. Made in Columbus, Ohio, the simple and symbolic pieces are a reclaimation of a multi-generational story and a reflection of new staples that aim to create a bridge across experiences.
STHR studios is a sustainable clothing brand focused on thoughtful designs and ethical production. Made in small batches in New York, STHR’s lineup features dreamy and daring pieces from silky slip dresses to timeless tie shoulder tops.
WE ARE CHIMMI
Made by and for children of immigrants, WE ARE CHIMMI is a community-focused brand donating 10% of profits to advocacy organizations like Welcome to Chinatown and the Equal Justice Initative. From checkered claw clips to chain link necklaces to their statement Children of Immigrants t-shirt, We Are Chimmi has the hair accessories and jewelry you need to top off any outfit.
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