Post Tagged with: "fashion"

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

When Cambodian Refugees Came to the Bronx

Asian, Bronx, Business, Immigration, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 6, 2017 at 3:47 pm

This month’s episode of CUNY TV’s “Asian American Life” takes a look at the story of Cambodian refugees who arrived in the Bronx in the 1980s, the history of jazz music in Asian countries, acid attack survivor Monica Singh, and the ordeal endured by the Chinese owners of Abacus Bank.

Boots by LuiseƱo and Shoshone-Bannock designer, Jaime Okuma, are displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian. (Photo by Alejandra O'Connell for Voices of NY)

‘Native Fashion Now’ Comes to NYC

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Native American February 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm

A collection of nearly 70 pieces by Native American designers is on display at the Museum of the American Indian until Sept. 4.

Piles of Indian clothing at the Indian Fashion Fest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Queens  (Photo by Roxanne L. Scott for voices of NY)

Indian Fashion Fest Comes to Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks, Women October 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Indians and non-Indians alike flocked to the Indian Fashion Fest, recently held in New Jersey and in Queens, to select from among hundreds of saris, lehengas and other items for sale.

Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

Checking Out ‘Conservative Couture’

Culture, Jewish, Muslim, Video, Women September 19, 2014 at 5:25 pm

In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” Muslim and Jewish designers specialize in “conservative couture,” and a body products site caters to the often untapped market of “brown women.”

Dorin Negrau show at Lincoln on Sept. 11, 2014, part of New York Fashion Week (Photo by j-No, Creative Commons license)

Opinion: The Choice of Modesty in Women’s Fashion

Culture, Jewish, Opinion, Women September 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Modest clothing is an “opportunity rather than a restriction,” states a piece in The Jewish Daily Forward, an all-too-familiar fact to conservatively-dressed, observant women.

Installation view of A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk. (Photo courtesy of The Museum at FIT)

Queer Eye for the History Buff

Culture, Featured Posts, LGBTQ November 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm

The LGBTQ influence on fashion, predating even Oscar Wilde, is explored in a new exhibit at FIT.

Chirlane McCray and Anni Kuan. (Photo from Anni Kuan via World Journal)

First Lady in Red and the Designer Responsible

Culture, East Asian, Elections 2013, Government November 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm

World Journal profiles the Taiwanese-born designer of the red dress worn by New York City’s future First Lady Chirlane McCray at husband Bill de Blasio’s victory party.

‘Hijabistas’ Help Muslim Fashion Grow

‘Hijabistas’ Help Muslim Fashion Grow

U.S.-based designers and bloggers, know as hijabistas, hijabis and turbanistas, may be jolting stereotypes, reports Women’s eNews.

(Photo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Chinese Make Leap from Garment Factories to Fashion Runways

Culture, East Asian, Immigration, In the News June 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm

A Feet in 2 Worlds podcast takes a look at how immigrant hands have threaded and shaped the New York fashion industry, especially in the Chinese community who have gone from garment factories to fashion designers.

Just some of the 20 ternos on display at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Elton Lugay via The FilAm)

Dressing Up the Philippine Consulate

Culture, South Asian, Traditions June 10, 2013 at 6:18 pm

To commemorate the month of Philippine independence, traditional terno dresses beautify the Philippine Consulate General in an exhibit that showcases the work of Filipino designers and bridges the gap between the Philippines and United States.

The collection features red "Cannonball Shorts" and a red "Seahorse Tank." (Photo via Brooklyn Industries)

Say Hello to Summer With a Post-Sandy Rockaways Photo Shoot

Brooklyn, Culture, Environment, In the News, Media May 1, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Brooklyn Industries had plans last year to market its 2013 summer collection through a photo shoot in the Rockaways. Then Sandy hit. But the hipster clothing store forged ahead, a move called out for its insensitivity by Gothamist and Sheepshead Bites.

Glitz, Glamour and Grind at Fashion Week

Glitz, Glamour and Grind at Fashion Week

Culture, In the News, Manhattan February 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Based on coverage from the community and ethnic media, New York Fashion Week brandished a double-edged sword. On the one side, the spotlight shone on immigrant designers but behind the scenes however, a sobering reality of struggling models and sweatshop protests came to light.

Hajer Naili

Modeling Gives Muslim Writer New Perspective

Culture, In the News, Religion, Traditions January 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Writer Hajer Naili joined a Muslim modeling agency as another means to “show the real face of Muslim women.” Modeling gave her a new look not just in terms of religion but also with personal body issues, reports Women’s eNews.

Video Finish: A Fairy Godmother to Many Cinderellas

Video Finish: A Fairy Godmother to Many Cinderellas

Culture, Featured Posts, Video May 25, 2012 at 6:03 pm

We couldn’t think of a better way to go into the long weekend than this video from Brooklyn Ink on the L.A.C.E. Leading Ladies prom dress giveaway, where the nonprofit donated high-end gowns to Brooklyn teens who would otherwise have missed their proms.

Asian American designers share experiences with fans

Culture, East Asian, In the News, Manhattan November 1, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Successful fashion designers, including Chinese American designers Jason Wu, Alexander Wang and Peter Som, appeared at Times Square on Oct. 22, to share the stories behind their achievement, drawing an audience of young people who dream of working in fashion.