New York Fashion Week with Anna Sui, Zang Toi and Leaf Xia!

I feel so new to the fashion world, but I am really grateful that I had the chance to meet these many amazing and creative people during the fashion week. And of course, the designer hihi—I was so impressed by these Asian designers that I will introduce below.


I don’t think she needs an introduction to anyone who is interested in fashion. Anna Sui is a Detroit born Chinese-American designer whose presentation I really looked forward to see. Her runway show with its opening scene, back dropand music choice, almost felt like a stage-play that took us back in time. Everything was just effortlessly hip. The designer calls this collection „Poptimism” and I find it really fitting. The whole presentation was attention grabbing and felt pretty free spirited. All the models wore very vibrant wigs as they presented their catwalk on the runway. These matched really well with the colorful take on the vintage inspired collection. Anna Siu’s fall 2019 ready-to-wear pieces made the “granny style” take a modern twist. The silhouettes, materials and styling all made me feel like I am watching a pop culture movie played in the 60’s. And I want to be in it! But for now, the protagonists were models like the gorgeous Kaia Gerber and Bella Hadid. They were just as stunning in real life as you see them in the magazines.


I honestly really loved Leaf Xia; it was so cute! The young Chinese designer presented on the last day of the fashion week. The brand launched only three years ago but is already known for bringing joyful designs. Oversized shapes and soft but bright colors are a typical characteristic of her collections. This fall/winter collection wasn’t different either. It was such a playful catwalk where Hello Kitty and pony tails were made cool again. Cheerful silhouettes, joyous prints and colors took me down on memory lane. It was such a happy way to close New York Fashion Week.











The second to last show of the fashion week was presented by the renowned Malaysian designer, Zang Toi. The collection showed pretty American color scheme, dominated by navy and white. The runway show started with denim looks—skinny jeans, oversized designs, vests, shirt. Everything you can imagine; styled with some classic Converse high-tops. It was such wearable collection; you could easily match each piece with the wardrobe you already have. This was followed by some evening pieces including elegant dresses and kimonos paired with trousers. And somehow by the end of the show, the denim looks turned into white and navy silk look.

Zang Too with Toni Garrn

Zang Toi RTW Fall 2019