Some designers try to be cool. Others just get it.
Monika Chiang‘s effortless style and collection of downtown staples have been attracting the attention of fashion dig-”it”-al girls like Hanelli Mustaprata and Hilary Rhoda. Her instagram has been a constant double-tap worthy stream of world travels, personal style vignettes, and of course, shoes, a favorite subject of this up and coming designer.
Launched last Fall with backing from brand building phenom, Chris Burch, entrepreneur investor behind Tory Burch and C.Wonder, the Monika Chiang collection has become a favorite for girls working a little more edge into their nightgear. Refining what it means to be downtown luxe, with a signature line that is a total reflection of her own style. Inspired by her nomadic childhood, she brings highlights from her multi-cultural lifestyle into designs. In her collection, Monika mixes mediums such as light weight fabrics with feathers and metal, creating a crafted vision for her style defining pieces.
We sat down with Monika to discuss the future of her brand, some of the blogs on her must-read list, and what she’d consider to be the perfect getaway.