When opening the pages of a fashion magazine, what’s the first thing that you notice? Is it the outfit? You might look at an outfit and wonder who designed it. Aesthetically pleasing attire has character, which has aided LA-based fashion designer Sergio Hudson to success. In a world that now aptly depends on trends, it’s imperative now more than ever to be effortlessly original.

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From the age of fourteen, South Korean sensation Shin Min-a has created and maintained a name for herself in the entertainment industry. From gracing the covers of notable magazines to starring in feature films, Shin Min-a is the epitome of a well-rounded entertainer. Since her discovery in 1998, when she submitted a photo at a picnic to KiKi Magazine and landed a spot on the cover at the age of fourteen, Shin Min-a has moved on to more prestigious modeling roles. In 2009, she starred alongside Jamie Dornan in a photoshoot for Calvin Klein pictured in magazine Elle Korea, and most recently, Shin Min-a is the cover star for Elle Singapore’s February issue. 

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Twenty-year-old indie-pop musician Arlo Parks has never been one to hide behind her voice; while her music speaks for itself, she doesn’t let it do all the talking for her. Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho, better known as Arlo Parks, an up-and-coming London singer-songwriter is bold in every way. She’s open about herself, active on social media, and an overall force to be reckoned with. 

West London might be home for Parks, but her first language was French, due to her Paris-born mother. Parks is half Nigerian, a quarter French, and a quarter Chadian, and as she described herself to Billboard, “I'm a Black kid who can't dance for shit, listens to emo music and currently has a crush on some girl in my Spanish class.”

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Alexander Wang went to (and later dropped out of) Parsons School of Design. He interned at Teen Vogue and worked alongside Fashion Designers Derek Lam, and Marc Jacobs and then he started working on his own collection. Wang launched his fall 2007 collection of women’s clothing inspired by 80’s hip-hop (with a chic twist, of course) which sold to more than 200 stores. He was awarded the Vogue/Council of Fashion Designers of America “Fashion Fund” title in 2009. In that same year, he won the Swarovski Womenswear “Designer of the Year,” and Wang was also the recipient of the Swiss Textiles Award

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