AsianInNY, New York’s premier online destination for multicultural networking and entertainment, is hosting a grand Lunar New Year Celebration during New York Fashion Week with many outstanding Asian designers to present their new collections with runway fashion shows on Saturday, Feb 11th, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm at the Bennett Media Studio (723 Washington Street, NY).
Asian in NY will feature the following designers:
MEILING CHEN: Meiling is from Taiwan and now NYC-based designer whose designs have been featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Japan (Green Issue) and in the pages of Vogue Italia, WWD, Positively Green, Boho Magazine, PIG (Italian) and Sure (Korean) as well as on green design blogs, such as Inhabitat, Treehugger, Hiphonest, Eco Fashion World, and Ecco*Eco. She has participated in numerous runaway shows during New York Fashion Week and gallery exhibitions. Her FEARLESS DREAMER Collection is designed to express the belief that sustainability is vital to our future and to the survival of the planet. Website: www.meilingchen.com
NINH NGUYEN: Ninh 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’s design NINH Collection has an eclectic approach: it combines the simplicity, traditional fit of London, the contemporary and fresh style of Japan, and the chic mode of Korea. Website: www.ninh.co
CHARMAINE HO: Charmaine was born in Hong Kong, and raised in Macau. While studying fashion merchandising at the Parsons School of Design, in New York, she entered a competition for emerging handbag designers and won first place, earning her a spot in Cosmo Girl! Magazine. Charmaine launched her own line Me Char Handbags that uses a range of high-quality Italian leather to feature the very delicate detailing on each bag, and is known for being the affordable luxury. Website: www.mecharhandbags.com
JING HE: Jing is from Beijing and now a New Yorker, she created an original jewelry line called “String Theory“. Each design reflects a harmonious marriage between the Chinese traditional macramé techniques and western contemporary designs. All pieces are handmade with the utmost care for originality, quality, and ease of wear.
XING XU: Xing is from Shanghai, lives in New York, and formerly worked as a model, now as a fashion producer and the designer of Kallisti Jewelry, a collection of handmade items including body draping chain jewelry, two-finger rings and other accessories. This new collection is elegant, yet subversive. Kallisti has been mentioned on Elle, NYMag, Racked, NBC.com and has been praised by the Associate Editor of Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. Website: www.kallistifashion.com
HARUO NORO: Haruo is from Japan and came to the U.S. to open his own salon after finding success as a stylist in Japan and London. Haruo has worked on numerous editorial spreads and collaborating with leading editors, socialites, singers, and industry luminaries. After five years with famed stylist Oscar Blandi, Haruo then moved on to the renowned Rita Hazan Salon, where he continued to hone his signature style. Haruo has opened his own salon Haruo Noro Salon: an intimate, high-end salon encased in a luxurious space that exudes style and sophistication. Website: www.haruonoro.com