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US designers take trunk show to China

US designers take trunk show to China

By Samantha Critchell AP Fashion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Rag & Bone, Marchesa, and Proenza Schouler, among the top in their class of cool, youngish New York-based fashion houses, took a field trip to China recently to start a dialogue with consumers there as they all have their eye on expansion.

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Posted in Fashion, Vol 32 No 32 | 8/3-8/90 Comments

Fashion Night at The Wing showcases local designers

Fashion Night at The Wing showcases local designers

By Elizabeth Wang Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle might not be known as a traditional fashion town, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a fashion industry here. That’s what nine Seattle-based Asian American fashion designers sought to prove, showcasing their work at The Wing Luke Museum’s Fashion Night on Jan. 19.

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Posted in Community News, Fashion, Features, Profiles, Vol 32 No 5 | 1/26-2/13 Comments

DEVONATION — A Fashion Star is Born

DEVONATION — A Fashion Star is Born

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Dream. Evolution. Freedom. These were the attributes that Devon Yan-Berrong wanted to

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Posted in Fashion, Vol 31 No 47 | 11/17-11/231 Comment

Creativity abound at NWAW’s newspaper fashion contest

Creativity abound at NWAW’s newspaper fashion contest

For the last few weeks, our newsroom turned catwalk housed the many creative entries that came pouring in for

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Posted in Community News, Fashion, Features, Vol 31 No 32 | 8/4-8/100 Comments

Locals embrace fashion recycling

Locals embrace fashion recycling

By Jocelyn Chui Northwest Asian Weekly When local fashion blogger Jess Estrada cleans her closet, she goes

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Posted in Fashion, Features, Vol 31 No 32 | 8/4-8/101 Comment

Design student shuns fur, then becomes finalist in national contest

Design student shuns fur, then becomes finalist in national contest

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Gahee Bae never thought she would become a finalist in the Humane Society’s annual Cool vs. Cruel contest. She was wrong. “Oh yes … I was surprised … I actually didn’t [expect to become a finalist],” confessed Bae, who recently graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle. “This […]

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Posted in Fashion, Profiles, Vol 30 No 49 | 12/3-12/90 Comments

Debbie Nghiem, a fashion designer with a cause

Debbie Nghiem, a fashion designer with a cause

By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Debbie Nghiem studied business finance in school, worked in San Jose’s booming tech industry, and had been kept away from fashion by her mother. Nghiem ended up making dresses anyway. It was just in her genes. Today, finally with the support of her mother, Nghiem is the designer […]

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Posted in Fashion, Profiles, Vol 30 No 38 | 9/17-9/234 Comments

A dream comes true for both mother and daughter

A dream comes true for both mother and daughter

By Vivian Miezianko Northwest Asian Weekly Without a magic wand, can an 8-year-old girl’s drawing and sketches of dresses be turned into actual garments?

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Posted in Business, Fashion, Vol 30 No 30 | 7/23-7/291 Comment

Women struggle with being a size smaller than small

Women struggle with being a size smaller than small

At 4’11″ and 90 pounds, Virginia Sjahli is a petite size. Many women envy her size, but Sjahli faces obstacles in shopping for clothes.

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 30 No 22 | 5/28-6/36 Comments

‘My mom hates what I wear’

‘My mom hates what I wear’

Have you ever noticed that your mom’s fashion tastes are a bit off? You sometimes feel the need to adjust her outfit before she ventures out in public wearing her hot pink fanny pack.

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Posted in Cultures, Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 30 No 19 | 5/7-5/130 Comments

Legally chic: Should fashion designs receive copyright  protection? – Local Asian American experts, designers weigh in on the debate

Legally chic: Should fashion designs receive copyright protection? – Local Asian American experts, designers weigh in on the debate

Laotian American designer Banchong Douangphrachanh buzzes with excitement as she prepares to launch her 2011 fall/winter menswear collection.

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Posted in Fashion, Profiles, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/258 Comments

These days, APIs create a big fashion footprint

These days, APIs create a big fashion footprint

During Lars Lee’s sophomore year at the University of Washington, the Chinese American student met classmate and future fashion business partner David Fung.

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Posted in Fashion, Profiles, Vol 29 No 45 | 11/6-11/121 Comment

Myshimmer.com blends makeup tips with social networking

Myshimmer.com blends makeup tips with social networking

As an engineering student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emily Tse juggled demanding classes and homework. So when she had spare time, she turned to a hobby in order to release stress. She started experimenting with makeup.

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 17 | 4/24-4/301 Comment

Nix the swimsuit. Bring on the cultural attire.

Nix the swimsuit. Bring on the cultural attire.

Snoqualmie Casino, in partnership with Kevin Stewart Productions, organized the Miss Northwest Asian Pacific Contest, a cultural pageant. It took place on Jan. 16 at the Snoqualmie Casino.

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Posted in 2010, Archive, Cultures, Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 6 | 2/6-2/120 Comments

Thai-ing East to West: Fashion designer the next reality TV star?

Thai-ing East to West: Fashion designer the next reality TV star?

Instead of crunching numbers, Nguyen spends his days creating couture at Thai Nguyen Couture in Orange County. From evening gowns and bridal gowns to ready-to-wear lines, he immerses himself in each step of the process.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Fashion, Profiles, Vol 28 No 52 | 12/19-250 Comments

First lady wears Naeem Khan gown to state dinner

First lady wears Naeem Khan gown to state dinner

First lady Michelle Obama chose to wear a gleaming silver-sequined, cream-colored gown last Tuesday night to the first state dinner held by her husband’s administration. She was tending to her hostess duties in a strapless silhouette with the beads forming an abstract floral pattern that was custom-made by Naeem Khan. She wore a matching wrap, a stack of bangle bracelets on her wrist, and dangling earrings.

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Posted in Fashion, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/111 Comment

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

J-fashion gains ground on the other side of the Pacific

J-fashion gains ground on the other side of the Pacific

Fashion designer Malia Peoples models her own Japanese-inspired design, a fuzzy cat-ears hat. Peoples admits that Japanese fashion can oftentimes be quirky. Photo provided by Malia Peoples Co-owner Jay Doughten stands in his boutique, Atsui Tokyo, a clothing store on Madison Street that specializes in bring high quality Japanese fashion to Seattle. Atsui Tokyo photos […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/172 Comments

Behind the LAVSHness: Former history major makes his mark on the future

Behind the LAVSHness: Former history major makes his mark on the future

Model photo: Alfred Lape wears his own designs. (Photos provided by Alfred Lape and lavshlv.com) By Jacklyn Tran NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY As Alfred Lape strolled the walkways of UW as a student, it wasn’t the department he was headed toward that indicated his passion in life. It was what he did while walking between classes […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

4 steps to fabulous skin

4 steps to fabulous skin

By Peter Jo NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Americans spend millions of dollars on skin care products each year in the hope of recapturing a youthful luster. A 30-day supply of skin products can range from $20 to $250, depending on the product. While lotions, creams, toners, or light treatments may have some effect in improving appearance, […]

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Posted in Fashion, Lifestyle, Vol 28 No 16 | 4/11 - 4/170 Comments

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