Millennials on the Move: Asian Women In Fashion

May 25, 2018


Moderator


Connie Wang
Senior Features Writer
Refinery 29

Connie Wang is a Senior Features Writer at Refinery29. She kind of writes about clothes, but mostly about what it means to wear them. Recently, she hosted a documentary series called Style Out There that reported on fashion subcultures around the world.


Panelists


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Meg He
Co-Founder
ADAY

Meg He is the co-founder of ADAY, a direct-to-consumer brand creating the clothing of the future, named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. She and her co-founder, Nina Faulhaber, are obsessed with simplifying their wardrobes (and their lives), using technology, design and versatility to set a new, consciously designed standard for apparel.

Prior to ADAY, Meg worked at Poshmark, Cowboy Ventures and Goldman Sachs.

Meg has a BA from Oxford University, an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and was named to the Forbes’ 30 under 30 with Nina. She lives in Queens, New York, and finds flow in rock climbing, sound meditations and hiking with her rescue pup Forrest.


Cynthia K. Sakai
Founder and Owner
Vita Fede

California native Cynthia K. Sakai initially pursued an acting career, but soon moved in a different direction when she launched her first accessories line, Girlboy by Koco, at age 18.

By age 21, she started a multiline showroom in Los Angeles where she further explored her love of the fashion industry, but her interests soon shifted from the showroom to designing her first jewelry collection when her friend gave her a beautiful Italian bracelet. Cynthia was intrigued with the detail and craftsmanship of this captivating piece, and at that point realized her most inspiring category in the jewelry space; Vita Fede was then born in 2009.

Cynthia’s entire collection is handmade in Italy; Vita Fede translates to “life” and “faith,” two elements that connect people across cultures. Each collection is inspired by the beautiful lifestyles, languages, unique architecture and natural scenery in the cities Cynthia has visited. A fusion of American, European, and Asian cultures, the Vita Fede aesthetic is both classic and timeless with a modern twist. Every piece is designed with superior craftsmanship and profound attention to detail.


 

Angela Lin
Co-Founder/Managing Director
THEY New York

 

 

 

 

 

Vicky Choi
Head Designer, Menswear
3.1 Phillip Lim

A native of Philadelphia, Vicky Choi studied fashion design at Parsons and graduated in 2010. Choi interned and freelanced at Doo Ri, Madewell, Alexander Wang and 3.1 Phillip Lim before joining 3.1 Phillip Lim full time as head menswear designer. Choi lives in New York with her boyfriend and dog, Bruce.





 



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