247Features.com Present Top Asian American Designers during New York Fashion Week

JSong Collection by Way Zen. Photo credit: Fred Yan

By Gai DaGai

At our AsianInNY 2013 Lunar New Year Fashion show, we are honored to have 247Features.com presented almost 10 Asian American designers whom are handpicked by the leading online shopping guide to showcase some of their collections for a runway fashion show. When you purchase an item from 247Features, you are not just shopping for yourself, but also for a charity. Shop and make a donation to a worthwhile charity without spending a penny more than you otherwise would. What a great concept!

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The fashion show was filled with beautiful and stunning Asian models, who worked the runway with incredible confidence and attitude. The audience watched as their eye dazzled and their hands clapping for more. The models were had their hair and glamorous make-up done by MessLook. Asian American Designers Way Zen, Janet Zheng, Ninh Nguyen, Angela Gao, Gilbert Chen and Jasper Huang showcased their captivating designer clothing line for the fashion show. As well as jewelry and accessories showcased by Kallisti, Sat Chit and Evélyn Claude.

Photo credit: Vincent Wei

Designer Way Zen has design a great line of Asian stylish clothing from pants to shirts to dresses.Way Zen is the leading female designer in JSong Collection. In 1990, she created the JSong label in Canada while studying design at Seneca College. Her design philosophy has been to create clothing with surface beauty and harmony. Her designs are functional for real life and inspiring happiness in people. She considers herself a very lucky person to be able to have her Chinese culture and the access to others. As she draws inspiration from the Eastern & Western, she bows to the West to thank the East & bows to the East to thank the West.

Photo credit: Arthur Eisenberg

Shop JSong Collection: http://www.247features.com/6_jsong-collection

Photo credit: Fred Yan

Shop Way Zen Designs: http://www.247features.com/6__way-zen

Janet Zheng Menswear. Photo credit: Peter Zhao

Janet Zheng, a New York City based menswear designer is often referred to as the woman who dresses the man. Janet Zheng creates eponymous menswear collection is designed and tailored for the modern man who seeks clothing with impeccable fit made with the finest fabrications. All of our collection pieces are produced here in the famed Garment District of New York City. Our clothes use some of the best fabrics available and we take no shortcuts in their creation. Each piece uses the best types of construction to maximize longevity. Janet Zheng started her own line of clothing known as Janet Zheng Menswear.

Photo credit: Fred Yan

Shop for the Grey Charcoal Pleated V-Neck Tee Shirt: http://www.247features.com/101-charcoal

Photo credit: Fred Yan

Shop for Janet Zheng Brand: http://www.247features.com/10__janet-zheng

NINH Collection. Photo credit: Peter Zhao

Designer Ninh Nguyen was born and raised in Paris, France, and currently works from his studio in New York City. He is a two-time scholar of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and has won Best Menswear for the Arts of Fashion Competition. He graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology and debuted his first collection during NYFW in February of 2011. He is the men’s fashion blogger for Another Men’s Blog and the designer behind the bow-tie line Mad Handsome. Ninh Nguyen also created his own line of design called, NINH Collection.

Photo credit: Arthur Eisenberg

Shop NINH Collection: http://www.247features.com/7_ninh-collection

Photo credit: Vincent Wei

Shop for “The Standard” Jacket: http://www.247features.com/55-the-standard.html

Photo Credit: Peter Zhao

Angela Gao born in China and raised in New York, brings her cultural roots to modern city dressing. Her fashion faculty was hones at Parsons where her well-received thesis collection led to a nomination as Designer of the Year and an invitation from Donna Karan to design her Urban Zen Collective. Gao also worked with fellow rising Asian-American star Doo Ri and at DKNY before establishing AnGG New York. Her designs are marked by fluid lines and breezy silhouettes that capture the beauty of fabric in motion and expression of movement. This holistic approach draws from the Eastern philosophy of “enhancing one’s strong points and concealing one’s weaknesses” building a stylish and wearable contemporary line that caters to women of all shapes. Says Gao, “I believe our clothing offers women the freedom of self-expression, confidence, and style that is a necessity for balancing today’s high-intensity lifestyles.”

Photo credit: Fred Yan

Shop for this Asym Funk Top: http://www.247features.com/210-asym-funk-top.html

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Shop for Circular Tee: http://www.247features.com/172-circular-tee.html

Photo credit: Peter Zhao

Creative Director Gilbert Chen was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the US at age 14. After graduating from high school, he studied Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin. With a growing interest in fashion and having trouble finding clothes he liked in a shopping mall, he took a few fashion design classes and eventually decided to pursue a career as a fashion designer. Upon receiving his BFA from the prestigious Parsons School of Design, Chen worked as a menswear designer for brands such as Arrow Sportswear, Cole Haan Outerwear, Joseph Abboud Outerwear, and Arnold Palmer Taiwan. Meanwhile, with the desire to understand the full picture of the business, Chen studied for an MBA in International Luxury Brand Management at ESSEC Business School in France. Finally in 2010, Chen launched his own menswear collection BARQUE, named after BARK with a slight twist in spelling. BARQUE is as personal as it can get in terms of Chen’s own personal taste and sense of style. Now Chen lives between New York and Taipei and enjoys building a brand and running his business.

Photo credit: Fred Yan

Shop for BARQUE: http://www.247features.com/8_barque-new-york

Photo by Fred Yan

Shop for Gilbert Chen: http://www.247features.com/8__gilbert-chen

Photo credit: Peter Zhao

Jasper Huang is the pioneer of Taiwanese embroidery pattern. Being well educated in fine arts, Jasper has studied in Fu-Hsin Trade and Arts School in his early days. After his military service, he went to United States for studying visual arts and ballet. He starts his fashion brand “Jasper Huang” after coming back to his hometown, Taiwan, and releases his personal collection very season. As an artist, Jasper Huang’s early collections gained wide recognition with his innovative approach to Taiwanese embroidery. With never-ending inspirations from the local arts and cultural scene in Taiwan, Jasper Huang’s womenswear collection infuses art-deco chinoiserie and sharp tailoring. His world of cinematic glamour, juxtaposes the enigmatic East and digital era. He also won several impressive competitions, both in the field of arts or design. From jaw-dropping gowns to elegant dresses for day, Huang’s unforgettable designs exude dramatic femininity. Jasper’s growing popularity in ready-to-wear, accessories and couture has made him a much sought after emerging talent. Now with a successful brand in Taiwan, Jasper is exploring his career to international market in recent years.

Jasper Huang design modeled by Ms New york United States 2012

A Big Thank You to 247features.com for bringing all amazing designers for one night to showcased their innovative designs. The fashion show would not have been as great of a success without you all!  Stay tuned for the next show produced by 247Features.com and be sure to follow their site to keep up-to-date with the the top Asian designer brands, fashion shows, lifestyle trends, unique products with absolutely superior value 365 days a year.  the best part?  Your purchase can help a charity without you spend extra!

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