Posted on 09 May 2011.
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 | 5/7-5/13
Posted on 17 February 2011.
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 | 2/19-2/25