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Interview with Yen Yeung Desinger for NOBEING – Hong Kong

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Photographer: Gustavo Villar – http://www.gustavovillar.com/
Photo taken at New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza produced by Vicki Victoire(Gwen Vikkey Miao) of La Mode by GV Miao – an Oriental Perspective –  http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/

WHAT MADE YOU BECOME A FASHION DESIGNER?

I love jewelry, I think jewelry is the second layer of skin test.

 

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION? BOTH FOR YOUR MOST RECENT COLLECTION AND AS A DESIGNER IN GENERAL

Under any circumstances, film, architecture and life, as long as the eye can become to feel the inspiration. For example my latest collection.This collection inspiration came from the movie “STRINGS”. The movie is about puppets and their connection with the strings.Every tug,every struggle,every wish to be free. We added difference colors to bring out the liveliness of the story.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF BEING A DESIGNER?

You can witness everything started from zero.

 

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

My biggest issue is time management. When you combine tough timelines and too many late nights in a row, it could potentially spell disaster. Well, short-term disaster anyway. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

WHO ARE SOME DESIGNERS THAT INSPIRE YOU?

Steven Paul Jobs

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Interview with Betty Lau From RBRK- Hong Kong

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Photographer: Gustavo Villar
http://www.gustavovillar.com/
Photo taken at New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza produced by Vicki Victoire (Gwen Vikkey Miao)of La Mode by GV Miao – an Oriental Perspective – http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/

WHAT MADE YOU BECOME AN ACCESSORIES DESIGNER?

Art and fashion design are my life. I spent a lot of time to match my outfits before I went out when I was little and I love watching fashion shows and fashion models since that. Therefore, I know by that time, one day I will have to design my own clothes and accessories. Finally I chose handbag to go for my dream because it was my family business and I am also really devoted in it.

 

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION? BOTH FOR YOUR MOST RECENT COLLECTION AND AS A DESIGNER IN GENERAL

I’ve got my inspiration by day to day interaction with people and also the environment atmosphere. Like I was born in a Hong Kong and I graduated in New York, so these city’s lifestyle and their vibrant spirit has the most influence on my designs. One of the element I am concerning to my designs is it has to be practical for girls to carry from day to night.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF BEING A DESIGNER?

The most exciting part is of course when you see your customers are really happy when they are carrying your designs and pass along a good reputation to their friends.

 

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

The biggest challenge is when a new product come out, we have test a certain ways to make sure the durability and also wait the market feedback.

 

WHO ARE SOME DESIGNERS THAT INSPIRE YOU?

Miuccia Prada, Phoebe Philo and Valentino.

 

HOW HAVE YOU GROWN SINCE YOUR FIRST COLLECTION?

Start from my first collection, I will review it after the season ended, I will make improvement on the details and develop new colors for the best seller items. Then also to collect the customer’s preference and market trend as a consideration for my next collection.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE YOU EVER MADE?

My favorite piece is call ” Venus Mini”, it was a vintage classy design and it was one of our best seller too.

 

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BLOGS TO FOLLOW- RP INTERVIEWS Vicki Victoire (pseudonym: Gwen Vikkey Miao) from Hong Kong

KPW4RL9nDGKhPxGjshe9HG0IAzIZndmy76v_7tCL99cPhotographer: Lucas Huang
http://www.lucashuangphotography.com/
Photo taken at New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza produced by Vicki Victoire (Gwen Vikkey Miao) of La Mode by GV Miao – an Oriental Perspective – http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/   

 

WHAT GOT YOU INTO FASHION BLOGGING?

I first set up my blog in 2010. I guess it was my enthusiasm for fashion,faith in the power of originality, and passion for emerging designers. I used to be a fashion marketer and visual merchandiser for a few brands such as Ralph Lauren and TSE New York. I have a feeling that bloggers from all over the world are doing more or less the same thing. Being conscious of my Chinese heritage, I tend to make my blog unique and genuine by specializing myself in oriental-inspired fashion with eastern motifs cross-fertilizing western styles which brings an exotic feel to it. You will find my blog exceptionally different from the majority of bloggers’ in terms of style, themes and choice of topics.

 

WHAT IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF YOUR BLOG?

I’ve set myself the mission of exploring the emerging fashion markets in the East and bringing any potential Asian designers, especially Hong Kong designers to the world’s attention since I started blogging 4 years ago. Considering that their lack of financial resources is always a major obstacle for many prodigious young Asian/Hong Kong designers to moving their career goals one step forward, I feel an urge to spread the word about the best up-and-coming designers from Hong-Kong,China,Japan, Korea, etc. and make the name of our future design stars known,and their works seen as their talents deserve to be valued. That paved the way for the launch of my September’s debut New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza – fashion show(https://www.facebook.com/newyorkasianfashionweekextravaganza) initiated and organized in the name of my blog. In addition, my blog aims at providing a platform for fashionistas to comment on their favorite oriental/ethnic/folklore designs and express their views on fashion of an oriental theme. Followers are encouraged to leave words about what they think “orientalism” may possibly mean,and what necessary elements should be there to make it oriental fashion.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF HAVING YOUR BLOG?

The most exciting part lies in heaps of opportunities to travel to different places and meet up with some most brilliant creative talents from all over the world that have come to me, which have broadened my scope of horizons in fashion, art and culture. Also, the satisfaction and happiness of being the first one to discover and share hidden fashion treasures are beyond words.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING?

To maintain authenticity and genuinity of the blog without turning it into another advertising platform for brands.

 

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA?

By traveling, my annual overseas fashion trip – FashionCamp Milano in 2011, International Fashion Days in Kiev, Ukraine in 2012, a visit to and an interview with Hollywood’s celebrated up-and-coming Swiss couture designer Stephanie Burkhalter in her studio in Milan last year, and the latest New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza has inspired me to consistently come up with some exclusive and one-of-a-kind subject matter for my blog. My next stop in 2015 is Paris Fashion Week.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HONG KONG FASHION?

Dynamism, creativity, designers’ unreserved devotion, dareness, and what’s more, a particular role that played by the impact of east-meets-west culture as a result of postcolonialism on one’s design.

 

WHO IS YOUR READER?

My readers are those who know exactly what style suits themselves best and will never follow trends too much. Trends fade but style stays.