The Asian Fashion Archive is a digital resource project highlighting Asian fashion, culture, and history.
One of the main reasons why I started this project was because of the anti-Asian racism I experienced and witnessed in 2020. I felt very angry and alone.
During this time, I was finishing up graduate school, studying the cultural and historical relationship between the East and the West, focusing on fashion and art. However, the more I read and studied, the more frustrated I grew with the lack of Asian representation in Western fashion and media and the ongoing negative portrayals, narratives, and stereotypes of Asian people and cultures.
With the Asian Fashion Archive, I aim to use my professional and academic background in fashion and the arts to amplify a diverse range of Asian stories in positive, educational, and empowering ways.
ASIAN FASHION HISTORY GUIDES