SIX YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS WHO STARTED THEIR OWN BRANDS

SIX YOUNG FASHION DESIGNERS WHO STARTED THEIR OWN BRANDS

Starting a company is not easy but it's not impossible. Will it come with trials and tribulations? Yes, but so does a lot of things in life. ANDWHY wants to be here to inspire you to do the things you have dreamed of and to share stories and examples of people who are doing so. [...]

MEET EMILY HONG – YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER IN NYC

MEET EMILY HONG – YOUNG FASHION DESIGNER IN NYC

Emily Hong became a fashion designer because it gave her a way to express herself creatively. It also gave her a way to connect with others. She explained why fashion design drew her in, "Growing up I was very shy and I had a hard time speaking in general, but after I started exploring fashion, [...]

MEET KATHERINE SAJE – A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

MEET KATHERINE  SAJE – A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

Katherine Saje (preferred Kat for short 🙂 ) is not a force to be reckoned with. She dreams wild and nothing stops her from pursuing it. She is "originally from Hong Kong" and "moved to NYC as an international student in 2018 to chase the NYC lifestyle" after falling in love with the city in [...]

MEET GABE- THE AMBITIOUS PHOTOGRAPHER

MEET GABE- THE AMBITIOUS PHOTOGRAPHER

We are often told that education is the foundation of success, that without a college degree, failure in the “real world” is inevitable. While this may prove true for some individuals, Gabe Lucero believed that education interrupted his pursuit of creative knowledge. In 2017, he attended the Fashion Institute of Technology as a photography major, [...]

MEET SYDNEY LEE – A PASSIONATE NYC CREATIVE

MEET SYDNEY LEE – A PASSIONATE NYC CREATIVE

Sydney Lee is a 20-year-old creative based in New York. Although she identifies as a creative, she explains that it's not her full-time job, at least not yet, "Now that’s not my job, I wish it was but instead it’s more of what I would view myself as. However, there is no way I’m taking [...]

MEET JULIE – A FASHION STUDENT WITH A BIG HEART

MEET JULIE – A FASHION STUDENT WITH A BIG HEART

Julie Jia (Shuhan Jia) is a young dreamer that lights up any room she walks in just by being herself. At the age of eight, she came to America with her family. Starting a new life here meant to take the opportunities that came her way. She is currently a student at the Fashion Institute [...]