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April 12: Local designer Douangphrachanh participates in Indian International Fashion Week

April 12: Local designer Douangphrachanh participates in Indian International Fashion Week

Banchong Douangphrachanh

Fashion from Douangphrachanh’s Regatta line

Seattle-based fashion designer Banchong Douangphrachanh was one of three Americans chosen to participate in the Indian International Fashion Week, held in New Delhi. Douangphrachanh, whose work has been featured in pop star Lady Gaga’s “Pokerface” music video, took 20 models with her.

Other Americans who participated in the fashion week included Andres Aquino, based in New York, and Sushma Patel, based in Atlanta. ♦

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 19 | 5/7-5/13Comments (0)

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

By Evangeline Cafe
Northwest Asian Weekly

Image by Stacy Nguyen/NWAW

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

“It’s gonna go to the trade show in February. Right now, I’m going the rounds, meeting buyers and networking with boutiques,” she said.

Her Regatta clothing line combines sophistication with functionality. She mingles sleek, conservative pieces with bold organic shapes and even incorporates performance fabrics such as neoprene and Gore-Tex.

“My line is definitely Northwest-inspired,” she said. Although the Capitol Hill-based designer has no troubling finding inspiration, translating her ideas into wearable apparel requires a lot of hard work. Read the full story

Posted in Fashion, Profiles, Vol 30 No 8 | 2/19-2/25Comments (8)

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