Wearing Jasmine Chong.
Awhile back I met a wonderful woman via instagram, Jasmine Chong. She was in school for fashion design and we had similar interests, so we meshed well. Fast forward a few years and she’s now an amazing fashion designer who was kind enough to lend me a couple of her stunning gowns for events I was attending. On top of wearing them for the events, I was inspired to take some photos in them during my travels around California.
About Jasmine Chong
Jasmine Chong was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she spent her childhood filling up notebooks with sketches of women in dresses. As a little girl, her mother made many of her favorite dresses on a black 1950s Singer sewing machine, taking her on trips to fabric stores – where she was allowed to run her fingers through yards of fabric, eventually choosing one or two she liked that would be transformed into a new dress.
Jasmine is also a graduate of Parsons The New School for Design, where she earned a degree in Fashion Business, Marketing and Merchandising. Within a year of graduating from Parsons, her eponymous label was launched in New York Fashion Week, February 2016.
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