It’s a big world out there, and it’s about time the industry acknowledges that, too. As an editor, I continuously keep my eyes and ears open for brands and names across the globe that inspire new modes of style and spark creativity. Today, I’m delving into the Asian-designed brands that are redefining what it means to be cool.
The impact of Asian culture on fashion is innumerable and immense, and as we continue to comb through the trends that pervade the industry today, it’s important to give credit where it’s due. From Shanghai and Milan to Tokyo and New York City, these emerging brands have delighted us with their interpretations of ’90s nostalgia and clean-cut, modern minimalism. Of course, this is just a small sampling of the brilliant designers out there but, nonetheless, represents the diverse scope of Asia’s cultural influence. Keep reading to see the full list of brands and to shop our favorite pieces from each.