A beautiful Generation brings up valid points when considering the presence and uprise of Asian fashion designers. The reoccuring theme that I realized was nationalism, something we all have become very familiar with in the past couple of weeks. Fashion was once considered a non influential factor in the Asian culture; The focus always being placed on modernity and technology. But in the recent years, the works of Asian and Asian American fashion designers have been more in the limelight, finally being noticed for their sense of chic and savy “artwork”. Fashion design has also became a top industry and economic profit in Asia itself. This all makes perfect sense because what is fashion other than staying “modern” and up to date with the choices of clothing you decide to put on each morning. With that being said have Asian designers gone as far as they will go and will they ever be considered on the same playing field as the French designers who have easily taken over the American market? How many Asian American designers can you name off hand? As for myself, the most common designer that comes to mind is Alexander Wang. He obviously isn’t the only designer that has been able to internationalize his work in both America and Asia so why is it that so many Asian designers still go unnoticed?
Also, sorry for the lateness girls! I was thinking I had the post blog! 🙂