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Meet Soyon An, the Korean American costume designer who won an Emmy when she was 27

Soyon An Costume Designer won two emmys

Soyon An, the Korean American costume designer who won her first Emmy at only 27 years old, opened up about her journey to creative success and how her parents were originally disappointed with her career path.

An impressive portfolio: As a three-time Emmy Award-winning costume designer and celebrity stylist, An’s works appeared on a number of stars and in hit shows.

How Rocky Gathercole Went From Homeless Teen to Designing for Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears

Rocky Gathercole

Rocky Gathercole, the late Filipino celebrity fashion designer known for his avant-garde creations, was homeless for eight years before pursuing his calling. 

Humble beginnings: Gathercole told Phil Star Global that he left home to live on the streets when he was 14 because he was going through an “identity crisis” and “couldn’t tell his dad he was gay.”

Fashion Designer Eugenia Kim Accused of Mistreating Black, POC Employees

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An accessories designer based in New York has come under fire after expressing support for Black Lives when she herself was responsible for aggressive actions toward them and other people of color, some people alleged.

Eugenia Kim, who is best known for her hats, has designed for celebrities such as Madonna, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Kate Middleton, Bella Hadid and Beyoncé.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Designer Dresses Were So Expensive They Had to Have Their Own Security

In addition to its vibrant cast, bringing the colorful world of “Crazy Rich Asians” to life also requires some top-notch sets and costume designs.

In the highly anticipated film, when Constance Wu’s character Rachel travels to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick Young (played by Henry Golding), she is introduced to an entirely new lifestyle of glitz and glamour.

Singaporean Doll Collector Makes Amazing Barbie Dresses Out of Tissue Paper

Jian Yang is an avid Barbie doll collector who happens to be quite talented in designing and creating fancy dresses for his Barbie dolls.

A self-confessed “toy nerd,” the 38-year-old collector from Singapore has been building his collection since he was a teenager. With over 6,000 Barbie dolls (plus thousands of other assorted dolls and action figures), Yang is known as one of the world’s biggest Barbie collectors.

Malaysian Student Who Went on $3.4 Million Shopping Spree After Bank Error Let Off the Hook

The Malaysian student who splurged on $3.4 million worth of designer goods after her bank accidentally gave her a virtually unlimited overdraft is now completely off the hook after no deception was proven on her part

Back in 2012, 21-year-old Christine Jiaxin Lee’s Westpac bank account got an unlimited overdraft due to a processing error. When the Sydney University engineering student realized in July 2014 that she had access to an unlimited amount of cash, she spent the next 11 months on a multimillion-dollar spending spree.

Transgender Thai Designer Creates Stunning Outfits Using Eco-Friendly Materials

One person’s trash is another’s art material. One aspiring designer from Thailand who grew up in poverty is being praised by the internet for her creativity and stunning dress designs.

Thirty-year-old transgender woman Suchanatda Kaewsanga of Korat, Thailand once lived a difficult life. She was bullied and had trouble living with her family and other people, but now she is slowly gaining fame for her creativity in using natural and recycled materials, and turning them into amazing, beautiful works of art.

Inside China’s Booming Industry For Fake Designer Goods

If you haven’t heard already, China has an actual name for its collective industry of knockoff products — fashion items included — that continues to thrive thanks to a cult-like following.

The word is “shanzai,” which literally translates to “mountain fortress.” According to Shanghai-based site Hacked Matter, it was first used in 2005 to describe companies that produced counterfeit phones, such as “Anycoll” and “Nakia.”

Chinese-American Designer Featured in People Magazine’s ‘World’s Most Beautiful’ Issue

Celebrity designer Vern Yip, who has appeared on TLC’s “Trading Spaces”, has been featured in People Magazine’s 2017 “World’s Most Beautiful” along with husband Craig Koch and their two children.

Yip, 48, and Koch love to travel together, and they bring their 6-year-old daughter Vera Lillian Beatrix and 7-year-old son Gavin Joshua Mannox along for the adventures.