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Top fashion designers in Asia

Top fashion designers in Asia

The world of fashion keeps evolving with each passing day, and those wonderfully gifted designers keep springing from nearly nowhere to take the markets by storm at intervals. While some of these designers are content with catering to avid fans in their home-stead, some others take designing more seriously and nurture it into a successful business spreading wings far and wide. Interestingly, some of the best-known fashion designers in Asia have had humble beginnings while some others became renowned fashion designers more by accident than by intent.

The following is a selection of some of the top fashion designers in the Asian region.

Megan Park is a leading Australian brand in women’s fashion wear and has a consistent history of a little over a decade. Melbourne is home to the Megan Park brand and a combination of the modern day bohemian spirit with the luxurious artisan appeal has won the attention of international buyers as well as the media over time. A distinct advantage that you might find appealing with this brand is that the collections you choose are never mass produced and Megan is personally involved in every detail from fabric selection to the cut and other details. Today, Megan Park enjoys the patronage of not only Australian women, but also avid customers from across the Middle East, Japan, USA and Europe, with as many as 50 stockists in the USA alone. Australia has over 80 wholesalers apart from 3 exclusive boutiques in Melbourne, Fitzroy and Armadale. Megan Park positions itself convincingly alongside major brands like Dries Van Noten and Marni.

JASONGRECH is among the renowned couture bridal designers in Melbourne and the rest of Australia. Jason has mastered the art of making a woman feel beautiful in all his creations and therefore, it is no wonder that the brand has won multiple awards rising to be a synonym for pure luxury and the most celebrated among couture houses. The fashion landscape of Melbourne and other Australian cities has been continuously influenced by this brand with their inspirational and gorgeous designs as well as innovative thinking. The breathtaking collections offered by the brand draws its inspiration from Melbourne. You cannot miss the diverse tones and textures in the stunning collections from Jason’s. The delicate embroideries, fine detailing, and exceptional quality are among the show stopper features of all Jason range.

Vera Wang

In the bridal wear space, Vera Wang has risen to be among the biggest names. With the Chinese background and her foot in the Asian fashion markets, Wang has significantly impacted the wedding garments industry and the fashion market in Asia. Interestingly, Wang’s rise to the top came from designing the dress for her own wedding and opening a bridal boutique that featured sophisticated bridal wear like couture patronized by big socialites and celebrities. She has now successfully parlayed into a fashion line of her own featuring all that fashion conscious women look for – perfumes to lingerie.

Zang Toi

This famous Malaysian designer has waded his way to the top from humble beginnings in a small Malaysia village named Kuala Krai. Fashion design was his passion and that took him to New York at a young age of 20 to pursue his passion with Parsons School of Design. 1989 saw the opening of his own studio featuring an array of his collections and he scaled the peak in 1990 when Anna Wintour, the legendary editor of Vogue featured him in the magazine and acknowledged him as the first among Asian designers. From then on, he has never looked back and has been growing in stature.

Monique Lhuillier

The Philippine born Monique Lhullier’s entry into the world of fashion was marked by her joining the Fashion Institute of Merchandising and Design in Los Angeles. Soon, she went shopping for her own wedding dress and was disappointed by the options available. In 1996, she thus started her very own fashion line showcasing minimalist yet luxurious designs. She has never looked back from there and successfully added products like handbags, tableware and home-furnishings.

Yumi Kastura

Yumi Kastura grew up in Tokyo and moving to Paris later, she delved into fashion designing. The first bridal salon from Kastura opened in 1964 and she was also the first designer who held a bridal collection show in Japan. 1988 saw Kastura establishing her own bridal museum featuring traditional bridal wear from around the globe.

Guo Pei

Guo Pei is a huge name in Chinese fashion circles. For several years now she has been designing the couture originals from Beijing. What sets her work apart is that her entire production is hand sewn revealing a strong mix of the oriental influence and futuristic elements akin to fantasy. She has been the recipient of several awards and counted among the top designers in China.

Tae Ashida

Tae is the daughter of Jun Ashida, the famous Japanese designer. Presently, she works as an independent designer in her father’s company. She is an alumnus of the ‘Rhode Island School of Design’ her work is featured every year at the Tokyo Fashion Week.

Andre Kim

South Korea is home for Andre, who was among the prominent designers for wedding gowns. He is also renowned as the first male in the world of South Korea’s fashion designing space as also the first among South Korean designers who held a fashion show in Paris. Andre has been designing apparels since the 1960s and has received several accolades from different quarters. Sadly, Andre now lives only in memory and Kim Jung-do, his son continues his legacy.

Max Tan

Singapore is home to Tan and is an up and coming designer known for the minimalistic and androgynous elements in combination with tailored, clean silhouettes as well as shaping over the top. Tan has already made a mark for himself and is a candidate to watch out for in the future.

Selphie Bong

Indonesia is home for Selphie Bong and has carved out a place for herself as the youngest among successful Indonesian designers. She was also the lone Indonesian designer selected for haute couture designer.
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The Best Dress Designers in the World

The Best Dress Designers in the World

The Best Dress Designers in the World

Guo Pei

Guo Pei is one of the top most renowned fashion designers with an Asian background. Blending her rich cultural history of paintings, patterns, and embroidery with an elegant and modish style, Guo has truly mastered the art of expressing contemporary innovation. Every piece of her every collection is so wonderfully done, with a deep thinking process, and inspired by a particular theme, showcasing the incredible imagination of the designer amalgamated with the expression of romance, artistic mastery, and overwhelming beauty.

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Guo Pei is a star from childhood. She developed a passion for dress designing in early age and graduated from Beijing School of Industrial Fashion Design with distinction in the year 1986.

Rihanna has a major hand in introducing her amazing collection to the eye of the whole fashion industry. For the 2015 Met Gala, Rihanna chose to wear Guo Pei’s designed dress. Then in the same year, Guo showcased her first solo exhibition in Paris.

The TIME magazine has recognised Guo as one of the 100 most influential people and among top 500 influential people in the Fashion business revolutionising the Fashion industry globally.

Zuhair Murad

Representing his chic and classy couture collection in the biggest fashion week of the industry, Haute Couture Week in Paris, in the year 2001 for the very first time gained Zuhair Murad an overwhelming momentum in international media, from where he never looked back.

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Having a keen eye for aesthetics since childhood and a keen passion in Jadore dresses, this utterly talented designer had amazing skills of sketching and drawing from the start, which was then masterfully sharpened when he moved to the ultimate city of fashion – Paris, to pursue his dream of fashion designing. He quoted as “I don’t recall a day in my life without a pen in my hand!”.

With Lebanese origin and masterful hold on contemporary designing, intricate patterns and aesthetics, all of his artistic pieces illustrate a blend of glamour, class, and innovation.

A huge number of celebrities have chosen to wear Zuhair Murad on major events, including Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, Kerry Washington, Nina Debrov, Blake Lively, Wanda Skyes and much more.

Zuhair Murad has his boutiques in France, Lebanon, and the United Kingdom; where bridal, ready-to-wear and couture collections are available.

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera is particularly famous for styling and dressing some First Ladies. Her list of most prestigious clients includes Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and the current First Lady Melania Trump. Expression of elegance, enhancement of inner confidence and embellishment of personal style in a chic modish way perfectly defines her work.

She quoted saying, “I have a responsibility to the woman of today- to make her feel confident, modern and above all else beautiful”. Her signature style of subtle, elegant and sophisticated dress designing is making its market since 80’s and is still booming.

Bridal Gowns On Display

Carolina exhibited her first collection of lustrous gowns in the year 1981 at the Metropolitan Club, New York. She was privileged of designing Caroline Kennedy’s wedding dress in the year 1986. This wedding dress made her famous among the lot and in the following year she launched her first bridal couture line, studded with superbly embellished gowns adorned with luscious sequences, pearls, and mesmerizing patterns.

In 2008, the Council of Fashion Designers of America honoured her with “Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award“, acknowledging her enormous work in the revolution of woman fashion. Carolina has bagged a number of prestigious awards in recognition to her outstanding work of art including “womenswear designer of the year” and “woman of the year award” in 2004, “Couture Council Award” by “The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology” in 2014, “the 2015 Who’s On Next Fashion Icon Award” and many more.

Alexander Wang

“It would be great, of course, to create complex and intricate garments; but what’s the point if you can’t wear them every day” Alexander Wang, and his easy-to-go, casual yet glamorous and alluring collection perfectly fit on his saying.

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Wang has artistically brought ease and comfort wrapped in a stunning style and alluring fashion to everyday clothing. His design philosophy is the depiction of busy urban life in monochromatic tones of black, grey and white. Practical cuts and comfy textured fabric combine aesthetics with hassles of city life.

At the young age of 33, Wang has gained a prominent position in the fashion world with his outstanding and unusual design philosophy. Wang certainly assures exciting future possibilities.