06 Apr AAPI Owned Fashion & Beauty Businesses in Texas To Support Now And Always!
The Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is hurting right now, and supporting Asian American-owned brands is one of many ways we can help. Stop AAPI Hate group recently released that nearly 3,800 hate incidents have been reported just this past year.
There are several ways to show support in these dark times for the AAPI community. It can be as simple as stopping and educating individuals spreading hate towards the community, reporting hate crimes to the FBI, or donating to organizations such as Stop AAPI Hate, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, AAPI Women Lead, and Womankind.
Lastly, you can show your support for AAPI-owned businesses in your local community and online. Ahead, you will find 15 AAPI-owned fashion brands in Texas that you can support today and every day.
This designer was the winner of the second season of Project Runway with a collection of women’s evening wear. She now works out of Houston, Texas where she runs Chloe Dao Boutique. Chloe’s signature flair, as noted on Project Runway, demonstrates her expert understanding of women’s bodies. Her garments are carefully constructed to flatter every body type.
What started as an Instagram shop has now turned into a San Antonio staple, becoming a unique resource, for timeless, sustainable, vintage, and unique upcycled clothing for the past five years. Grey Moon Vintage is co-owned by part-Filipina, Natalie Medina, and is located in the Broadway News lot, in a hip renovated 1969 Avion Travelcade trailer.
Born and raised in South Korea, founder Eunhwa Jung had a vision to introduce Korean fashion to the US when she moved to Texas. She created Jowa, a contemporary boutique as a way to highlight independent designers from South Korea.
Nicole Kwon aspires to provide fashion that inspires women who enjoy luxury designers that connect with their worldly lifestyle. Your everyday, effortless wardrobe with the occasional twist for flair can be found at this store with carefully selected pieces chosen with the intention to exhibit modern sophistication to an eclectic perspective to fashion. Located in Dallas, TX, Kwon specializes in her own label of handbags.
White Rabbit Studios is a cosmetic tattoo studio exclusively focused on achieving the best results in microblading and brow lamination to up your brow game. Whether you have light eyebrows, partial eyebrows, or no eyebrows, a microblading procedure can give you natural, flawless, fuller-looking brows. Owned by sisters, Jess Lee and Christina Coker, the part Korean duo has been making waves in the beauty scene since teaming up in early 2021.
Tina Craig of the Bag Snob, one of the first-ever fashion and lifestyle blogs, was motivated to create U Beauty by a need to streamline her routine and optimize her skincare—with a brand offering singular products that replace excess with essence. The Dallas-based, Chinese American entrepreneur has been at the forefront of the Stop Asian Hate movement, using her platform, recently rebranded from Bag Snob to Tina Chen Craig, to spread awareness and elevate Asian voices in America.
Sofiya Deva created This Same Sky with the purpose of showcasing different artisans from all over the world. Her mission was to bring items that can help to empower your sense of choice and self-expression. This sustainable luxury brand is inspired by eco-feminism while producing small batches in Jaipur, and currently exploring partnerships in Chitral, Pakistan; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Deva’s hometown of Dallas, Texas.
In the heart of San Antonio, Texas, Harman provides all the best in beauty and skincare. Her specialties include: threading, brow tings, lash lifts, facials, waxing, micro-blading, and henna. Her mission is to help empower women by enhancing their natural beauty.
San Antonio based fashion designer, Roshnic Latif specializes in designs that celebrate both Western and Eastern styles through the use of her colorful one-of-a-kind hand printed silks, hand-dyed fabrics, special sewn sequins and beadworks all stemming from her rich Pakistani culture.
Nha Khanh Atelier specializes in custom bridal and evening wear located in Dallas, Texas. Her designs are unique and whimsical made to help women feel beautiful on their special day.
Award-winning makeup artist, Olivia provides airbrush or traditional makeup for all types of clients, ranging from bridal, editorial, events, TV/film. With over 17 years of experience, she is unlike other artists. She does on-location services in San Antonio, Texas, and local surrounding areas.
Fashion stylist to the stars, Nini provides many services to her clients such as wardrobe evaluations, special event styling, personal shopping, style analysis, and closet editing. Her specialty is understanding the lifestyle and needs of her clients and using this to create a fashionable wardrobe that is chic and showcases each client’s individuality.
Leandra Helal, the part Hawaiian founder of Creme de la Creme in San Antonio, Texas, created this spa to share the benefits of a sustainable and healthy lifestyle with everyone. Creme de la Creme Wellness is a vegan, eco-friendly wellness spa that welcomes you into an enhanced lifestyle of tranquility, healing, and consciousness.
Photo source via Semon’s Photography
Semon Tam is a well-known fashion photographer, based in San Antonio, TX. The Chinese American photog has traveled around the world, shooting at NYFW, Beijing Fashion Week, Fashion Week SATX (now Texas Fashion Week) and countless runway shows around the globe.
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Patrisha Cortezano is the Content Creator behind Late by Lattes. The lifestyle and adventure blogger is of Filipina and Chinese heritage and has lived in Japan and Guam. Her worldly sensibilities are captured in her visually stunning feed where she shares fashion, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and her freediving adventures.
We hope that this shed a bright light on some of the AAPI- owned fashion businesses ranging from trailblazing beauty brands to inspiring clothing designers and more in the great state of Texas. Style Lush TV fiercely champions diversity and representation and extends our support to the AAPI community now and forever.