As soon as we discovered Sandy Liang's collection when we were curating our Diversity in Design StyleBoard series, we were immediately inspired by the fact that she cast her own grandmother in her lookbook for one of her collections. Connection to family has always been important to us as well, and we love that Sandy brought that personal connection into her collection.
Born in the US and inspired by her Chinese roots, Sandy launched her brand doing her photo shoots in NYC's Chinatown. Her aesthetic includes asymmetrical silhouettes and tomboyish looks, and with a background in architecture, she has said that "fashion, compared to architecture, it’s more fast-paced and exciting in a different way. I love that I get to wear my own clothes, too. I can’t do that with buildings."
Our favorite pieces from her recent collections include an 80's inspired ruffle sleeve knit dress, a Peter Pan ruffle collar blouse and the pink-collared jacket of our dreams. When we're not eagerly awaiting her latest collections on Vogue Runway, we're shopping her ready to wear styles - currently in our shopping cart: the Gingham Toro Dress, ladylike Auntie Bag and the puff-sleeve cutout Grain Dress.