CADA FASHION COLLECTIVE
The Council of Asian Designers of America (CADA) devoted to bringing outstanding Asian artists to a global audience.
CADA requires designers showing on its platform to adhere to at least one of the Positive Fashion Pillars: Sustainability & Regeneration, Equality & Diversity, Innovation & Creativity, Craftsmanship & Artificer. This season, CADA is presenting eight Asian designers.
Maggie Hutauruk Eddy - 2Madison Avenue
Maggie was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, but lived in the United States for 12 years giving her a unique perspective to fashion design. From a young age, she studied painting, pattern making, music, art history, and studying art at Chestnut Hill College and Apparel Design at Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently living in Jakarta with her husband and 2 children.
Bettie Kim began her career as a model and quickly developed a love for fashion. Her design aesthetic is fun and innovative. Kim is known for unexpected embellished details. Each silhouette is unique and focused on individuality.
Han Chun focused on simple and practical design, removing unnecessary decoration to adapt to different occasions in life. Black and white-gray traditional grid patterns are signature elements to Chun’s collections, including slim fit and large silhouette design, which can repeatedly match and improve the utilization efficiency of clothing.
Shiyi Huakai - Yiyi Kwok
Inspired by the traditional Chinese lion dance, Yiyi Kwok’s prints reflect different scenes depicting auspicious distribution around the world. The designer hopes to promote the mutual understanding of all human beings through the language of fashion.
Unlike traditional fabrics which can come off as costumes, Bingyao’s label “Bingyao Studio” selects reflective fabric which is both wearable and fashion forward to project images of women being feminine and powerful with an added twist of future influences. “Bingyao Studio” features a combination of functional, waterproof and windproof material throughout the collection to present a bold and unconventional look.
Yi-Ting Lee is a fashion designer based in New York. Her aesthetic was developed through calligraphy practice. The contrast of sizes, the color proportion, the line-qualities and the structures of a character reflect in the silhouette, the texture, the proportion, and the details of her garments.
Shuai Zeng is from Royal College of Art and established the brand in London in 2018. The brand focuses on conceptual design research, which includes the exploration of sculpture, speculative design, biology, AI intelligence and other multiple areas. The brand adopts the neutral element method to integrate the gender characteristics to make multi-level structural tailoring with a very avant-garde design style.
A Chinese menswear designer, Wang’s work stems from her knowledge and curiosity of classic menswear tailoring and her focus on quality and fit from her academic background. Heavily influenced by travel, street culture, film, music and history, her designs reflect the aesthetics of both her fellow youths as well as principles of menswear construction.
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