Saturday, October 8, 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Designer(s) Name: Malan Breton, JSong designer Way Zen, West56 designer Alston Yang, Alice Yim, Manhattan Portage, and TOTR designer Xue Liang
Tickets purchased online before October 8 are $32 per person. Tickets are $50 per person on the day of the event. Tickets are limited.
This year AsianInNY’s Annual Fashion Show is being hosted by China Institute! The runway will showcase international designers and brands Alice Yim, JSong, Malan Breton, Manhattan Portage, West56, and TOTR. Pop/R&B singer Eric G. will provide a special performance with additional music by DJ Daniya Ozma.
The show will be preceded by cocktail reception sponsored by Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Canei, Dragon Chinese Noodles, Mika Japanese Cuisine and Bar, Singha Beer, TY KU Sake & Spirits, VIVALOE, and Vodkila.
The first 200 guests will receive gift bags sponsored by Erno Laszlo, Jimmy Crystal, and more.
Born in Shanghai, Alice grew up in Hong Kong and moved to America to study at the age of 17. Upon graduating from the Academy of Arts University in San Francisco, she relocated to New York to pursue a career in fashion. While freelancing for Michael Kors, she worked to perfect her skills. Realizing her dream of starting her own label, Alice created her first knitwear collection in Autumn 2007. Since its debut, Alice Yim New York has evolved into a series of collections that are currently carried in boutiques nationwide.
JSong, designer Way Zen
In 1990, Way created the JSONG label in Canada while studying design at Seneca College. Her design philosophy has been to create clothing with exterior beauty and inner harmony. Her designs are functional for real life and inspire happiness in people. She considers herself a very lucky person to have her Chinese culture and access to other cultures. As she draws inspiration from the world, she bows to the West to thank the East and bows to the East to thank the West.
Born in Taiwan, Malan Breton is the designer of one of “the 300 most recognized luxury brands in the world” and the “24th most famous celebrity from Taiwan in the world.” Malan Breton has been worn by A-list celebrities around the world including Scarlett Johannson, Ariana Grande, Michael Buble, and Fan Bing Bing, and has costumed AMC’s Breaking Bad, NBC’s Minute to Win It, and more. His work has been featured in Vogue, ELLE, WWD, COSMOPOLITAN, W Magazine, Vanity Fair, and on every A-list red carpet in the world including the Academy Awards.
TOTR, designer Xue Liang
Xue Liang has attended Jiangnan University, Central Saint Martins, and University of Hertfordshire. She taught at Shanghai University of Engineering Institute of Clothing Technology. Liang worked in a number of well-known international and domestic competitions winning service in various garment companies and enterprises. In Spring 2012, at the Shanghai International Fashion Week, the unique creativity of her design work at Peach Girl made it into the Fashion Design Contest and won the “Best Technology Award.”
West56: designer Alston Yang
Alston Yang is a Taiwanese American fashion designer known for chic yet athletic clothing. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, Alston started his own fashion brand WEST 56 in New York City. His designs are futuristic and yet functional using high quality, new technology, and performance fabrics. The HEATIMPACT™ fabric used in Alston’s signature thermal collection is antibacterial, anti-odor, stretch comfort, and non-deforming.