It’s a big world out there, and it’s time the industry recognized it too. As an editor, I keep my eyes and ears open to brands and names around the world that inspire new types of style and spark creativity. Today, I’m exploring the brands designed by Asia that are redefining what it means to be cool.
The influence of Asian culture on fashion is innumerable and immense. As we continue to comb through the trends pervading the industry today, it is important to give credit where it is due. From Shanghai and Milan to Tokyo and New York City, these emerging brands have delighted us with their interpretations of nostalgia from the 90s and clean, modern minimalism. This is only a small sample of the brilliant designers, of course, but it still represents the diverse range of Asian cultural influence. Read on to see the full list of brands and buy our favorite pieces from everyone.