( ENSPIRE ENTERTAINMENT ) Asian In NY Fashion Show at the China Institute
I had the wonderful opportunity to cover the AsianInNY Fashion show in October. AsianInNY partnered with the China Institute to host the largest Asian fashion show with over 50 Asian models. I remember arriving and the venue was already packed and a few rows of people standing to get a glimpse of the show. Of course my media savvy got me in a great spot to take some pictures and watch the show. There were a total of five designers showcasing their individual collections.
As I scouted the room during the intermission I saw some familiar faces, familiar brands and notables at the AsianInNY Fashion Show. Sponsors for the event included Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Canei, Dragon Chinese Noodles, Mika Japanese Cuisine and Bar, Singha Beer, TY KU Sake & Spirits, VIVALOE, Vodkila and more. There was so much to pick from and so many people in attendance enjoying what the sponsors had to offer. Notables at the event included the President of China Institute James Heimowitz, China Institute trustee Sophia Sheng, Assemblyman Ron Kim and Yuh-Lin Nio, 2016 Democratic candidate for District 65 of the New York State assembly. There were over 500 people in attendance.
The show was a beautiful presentation of talented designers and brands including Alice Yim, JSong, Malan Breton, Manhattan Portage, West56, and TOTR. I also ran into long time ENSPIRE supporter, music artist Eric G. who performed a few songs from his Black & White album. Please be sure to check him out also as he is doing great things!
I had a favorite in each collection. It was truly splendid. What I took from the event is that each community needs to support each other to encourage and support great talents. AsianInNY put together a great event with engaging sponsors, entertainment, and designers at a located at the China Institute.
China Institute: Founded in 1926 by renowned scholars and educators, China Institute is the oldest bicultural organization in America with a mission to advance a deeper understanding of China through programs in education, business, culture and art with the knowledge that cross-cultural understanding strengthens our global community.