I can't help think of today, when we talk about the Chinese fashion industry, Americans like to refer the country as a "fashion production" "manufacturing" nation, short of talents, high fashion, and quality.... being a Chinese-American, I am always angry at the ignorant people who has no deep understanding of the fashion industry, and lack of knowleadge of this thousands of years old country. Yes, China offers low cost production, but, they also provide highest quality if you wish to pay for it, so don't blame the Chinese for give you the "cheap" stuff when you ask for it. As we all know this fact - the Chinese are coming (or have been here already)! Hating the fact is not going to change the fact, so embrace this world progression and work with it!
Here are some of the well know designers, we already know and love the names of
What can I say about the 25 years old Alex Wang? HOT HOT HOT, his designs are welcomed by the young and chic ladies in the world, his items are in high demand from the young celebrities in Hollywood. At 18, Alex attended Parsons Design School in New York. By his sophomore year, Alex designed his first collection under his label Alexander Wang. Alex then started his full collection in 2007, then a full accessories collection followed in 2008. Alex received top honors at the Vogue/CFDA Fund, and recognized by his peers when winning the CFDA Swarovski Womens Wear Designer of the Year, and recently, Alex won Swiss Textile Award and €100,000 prize Alex is know for his edgy, cool, contemporary, "somewhat masculine womenswear designs".
Peter studied at Parsons School of Design. While at Parsons, Peter apprenticed with two of America’s most revered designers – Michael Kors and Calvin Klein. After graduating, Peter honed his skills in the design room of the legendary Bill Blass.the CFDA as a rising young talent in it’s first-ever Scholarship Competition. Isaac Mizrahi awarded Peter the Parsons Gold Thimble for his work in the school’s prestigious Designer Critic program while Lord & Taylor reaffirmed his potential in its annual Dress Competition. he was nominated twice for the CFDA Swarovski Perry Ellis Award for Emerging Talent.
Peter's design is clean, unfettered yet feminine. Cathy Horyn of the New York Times identified Peter as “one of the best young designers working today.”
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In 2009, Sui won the Council of Fashion Designers of America Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, which serves to honor contributions made to American fashion by outstanding individuals in the industry. Sui joins the ranks of Yves St Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg and Bill Blass, who are past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Anna was profiled in Newsweek’s Women and Leadership, and was recognized for her contribution to fashion at the Bravo A-list Awards. Anna Sui continues to design and manufacture her signature collection in her New York City headquarters on Fashion Avenue. There she has ardently fought to keep the industry alive and has spearheaded a campaign to “Save the Garment Center,” which was highlighted during Fashion Week in September, 2008.
In 2006, Fortune Magazine estimated the collective value of Anna Sui's fashion empire at over $400 million.
With all of her talent and success, Wang has become a high-profile figure in the fashion world. She is so popular, in fact, that she has been considered to be a contestant for the celebrity television competition Dancing with the Stars, according to a 2009 report in People magazine.