30 May Designer Feature: Maria Nang Mai Dang

Heirloom is a formal womenswear collection inspired by Maria's cultural roots. Growing up in America but having refugee parents from Vietnam, Maria has had a mixture of cultural influences which has shaped her experiences. Heirloom aims to meld both of these heritage backgrounds together utilizing traditional Vietnamese elements with a modern twist through the Vietnamese "ao dai.” The pieces speak to the Vietnamese-American woman by paying tribute to the past without being paralyzed by tradition....

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24 May Designer Feature: Alexandra Jade

On May 18th, 2017, Alexandra Jade debuted her Spring 2018 collection entitled Eden at the Katwalk, hosted by Profile Event Center. The six piece mini collection featured special occasion dresses in silk florals. Alexandra played into the trends of cold shoulders, open backs, high slits, godets, and appliqué. She was inspired by the origin of love: a garden of divine abundance....

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