In honor of Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month, we thought it would be a good time to share some of the new guard of designers from all over the world, not just here in America, that have caught the attention of our editors. If you want to brush up on some of the more veteran designers who have shaped modern Asian fashion, we’ve got you covered there, too. When we chatted as a group about some of our favorites, the beautiful diversity of the designs stood out, from romantic dresses and minimalist bags to grunge knits and edgy jewelry.
And while we celebrate this group, and before we get to the designer spotlights below, it’s also important to acknowledge the heartbreaking and horrifying increase in coronavirus-related racist attacks against Asians in the past few months. A couple of resources we’d like to recommend are the Stop AAPI Hate organization, where you can report any incidents you witness, and the Hate Is a Virus community, which aims to combat racism and xenophobia.