ForbesLife Calls Brandon Sun The Asian American Designer You Need To Know

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Here's what they have to say (and yes I do reiterate that you can drop that hyphen between Asian and American).

Compared to say the likes of Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim and Jason Wu, the name Brandon Sun hardly rings a bell even among die-hard fashion followers. But the Chinese-American Brandon is not at all a newbie in the fashion arena. He’s held key positions at Oscar de la Renta (design director for fur) and at J. Mendel (designer for ready-to-wear, couture and fur). He also designed a special collection of fur ensembles for Janet Jackson for the revamp of Blackglama, which were used for the now iconic campaign What Becomes A Legend Most. At his graduation from Parsons in 2006, he was awarded Designer of the Year. He launched his eponymous label in 2012 starting with accessories but in 2014 he created his first ready-to-wear collection that relied heavily on his expertise with fur. Since then, he’s showed collections that have explored multiple and modern uses of fur and leather. His fall/winter 2015 collection is his most assured and confident showing yet.