The Taipei Cultural Center of TECO-NY is delighted to co-organize AsianInNY 2017 Fashion Show on Sept. 23 from 2:00-4:00pm at 100 Washington Street, Manhattan New York. This year's fashion show will feature six Asian fashion designers and brands including Alexander King Chen, Edison Lu, Liling Wang, Danny Nguyen, Jennifer Chen and Wendy Chen. Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Taiwanese designers Alexander and Liling would come to New York to display their latest amazing design for the New York Fashion Week with fusion of innovation and Asian style.
Based in Taiwan and born in the USA, Alexander King Chen (陳科維) is currently one of the most volcanic young fashion designers in the Chinese speaking world. His impressive roster of noteworthy Asian celebrity clients include Fan Bing Bing, Sandrine Pinna, Barbie Hsu, Terri Kwan, Jolin Tsai, Mavis Fan. Alexander King Chen proves himself to be a staple to the stars as they frequent film festivals the world over: Cannes I.F.F., Hong Kong F.F., Shanghai F.F., Asia Pacific F.F., Busan F.F., Singapore F.F. and the likes. Starting his strenuous career at the young age of 16, he studied at Central St. Martins and the London College of Fashion in Great Britain. His resume includes having worked in London, Paris, New York, and Taiwan. Launched in 2009, Alexander King Chen has molded a successful luxury brand that not only bears his name, but makes time to design costumes for series, concerts, and even his own reality show.
At the age of 17, Edison Lu (呂白) began his pursuit of design and began training as an apprentice hair stylist. He began his initial studies at The Vidal Sassoon Academy In 2003. In 2004 he began training as a basic Wella Color specialist. By 2007 he had finished his requirements and was appointed Master Wella specialist. This is where he began his entrepreneurship and established his very first salon: & Hair Lounge in NYC Manhattan. Since then he has expanded to multiple locations as well as landing editorials in featured publications. Edison Lu and the Taiwanese famous actor Mike He debuted their menswear fashion brand “To Be THRILL” during New York Fashion Men’s Week in July 2017 and has received a lot of media attention.
Liling Wang (汪俐伶) is founder of DARKLIGHTDESIGN Studio and creative director of WANGLILING. At the age of 19, her interest in using technological materials had reflected in her projects throughout the early study of fashion design in Shih Chien University. She was later enrolled at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design to study MA Textile Futures. During the time at London, her thoughts on combining various fields such as science and fine art have grown even wider. Wang Li Ling was established to embark a modern era of eastern culture. Known for the amusing construction of functional fabric, that blur the lines between east classic & modern chic. The main image set by the designer, anti-conformist and even rebellious at times. In which showcase a glowing fashion wave of luxury, technology and oriental flavour.
Jennifer Chen (陳妍儒) is the creative director and co-owner of Snowman New York. Known for their New York City attitude, SNOWMAN New York brings the urban experience and adoration for city life through urban-chic, innovative designs. SNOWMAN has gained popularity among stars such as Aviva Drescher, Toni Trucks, Ramona Singer, Anna Demidova, and city folks alike.
Despite his now bolstering yet enigmatic personality, Danny Nguyen’s foundation in the fashion world is rooted in the soil of humility. He began as a child, under the wing of his mother. Predating his arrival to the United States, Danny would be seen at a very early age cutting fabrics, collecting designs and assisting with custodial chores around his mother’s alteration. From hence, Danny has developed further in many other aspects of the fashion world upon his arrival to the rich and diverse culture of Houston. He has his own studio for alterations and design entitled DNC (Danny Nguyen Couture) in which he spends a great deal of time pursuing his dream which dances at the end of every needle he drives into his next exquisite creation.
Wendy Chen (陳佳欣) is a jewelry designer based in NYC. She established the foundation of her design career as an interior designer at a prominent NYC architectural firm. She began designing jewelry and accessories for a NYC based Accessory/Jeweler in 2008 who sold her collections worldwide from NYC, to UAE, Europe, Asia, and Australia. All her designs are handcrafted in NYC with natural elements, sterling silver, combined with Swarovski Elements in Crystals and Pearls.
The 2017 fashion show's featured performers will include: Melody Yeung (楊韻禾): Singing and performing since the age of 4, Melody was a singer-songwriter in Taiwan for many years before returning stateside to finish her college degree from Columbia University. Melody has released two solo albums, “You Don’t Know” and “M-Girl” as well as numerous collaboration releases with artists such as Nicky Lee, Machi, F.I.R., Stanley Huang, and Sam Lee.
Simon C.F. Yu (余俊鋒) graduated from Berklee College of Music for Production & Guitar Performance, and later on attended New York Film Academy to study Digital Film making. Simon has worked for celebrity clients on both sides, such as toured as lead guitarist with Grammy Award winning Hip-Hop icon MS. Lauryn Hill, and filmed for Grammy Award winning artist Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway’s best R&B performance “Something”. As a musician, Simon has been touring around the world (US, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, China) and performed in prestige venues such as; Bluenote Jazz Club NYC, Highline Ballroom NYC, Bowery Ballroom NYC, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Wellmont Theater NJ,etc.
In addition to the fashion shows and performance, Nina Edwards (黃致彰) will provide live illustration during the event. Nina is a NY-based fashion illustrator, her expertise includes digital and watercolor illustrations, especially rendering fashionable women, accessories, and patterns. Her clients includes Scholastic, Target, Cosmopolitan magazine, Bridal Guide, Seventeen magazine, Madison Park Greetings, Design Design Inc., Starbucks, among others. She also teaches Graphic Design, Fashion Illustration, and Art Licensing classes and workshops at Pratt Institute.
AsianInNY 2017's fashion show will be emceed by Jocelyn Chia. Jocelyn is a New York based stand-up comedian and actress originally from Singapore. A lawyer turned comedian, she was featured on cnbc.com for winning the Gotham Comedy Club’s Funniest Lawyer Competition. Along with a fantastic fashion show, a wonderful cocktail reception will be hosted between 2-3pm. For tickets, please visit: http://www.asianinny.com/?p=71016.