Beach Bag Instagram Giveaway

Beach Bag Instagram Giveaway

#AsiaticaGiveaway!

We’re giving away a gorgeous Asiatica Beach Bag. Why? Our Winter Sale begins next week and we’re clearing space for SPRING! This big, roomy bag holds everything. Perfect for toting to the beach or office. It’s artisanally made with Indigo canvas and vintage Japanese cotton accents. The bag has inside pockets and leather handles by KC CO. It’s a one-of-a-kind find; a $395 value. One lucky winner will be announced next week. It’s easy to enter, here’s how:

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Dear Friends,

This year it's hard to believe we're celebrating our 39th holiday season, just on the eve of our 40-Year Anniversary. The remarkable durability of our unique business is due to you — our devoted customers and fans, and I want to thank you for your loyalty and support. I could never have imagined that following our own path in the difficult business world would find the resonance that it has over this long time.

As usual, we're sending you a series of holiday emails which will begin this Friday. This past summer on our trip to Japan we found incredible inspiration at every turn and snapped away, so this year we hope you'll share that inspiration with us with the images we're sending and we hope they'll tempt you to purchase something for your friends, family or yourself.

Q&A with Amina Marie Millinery

Q&A with Amina Marie Millinery

If you are from the Kansas City area, then it's very likely you've heard of Amina Marie Millinery. Amina's modern and elegant headpieces have been seen in the pages of local magazines, on the runway and on the most fashionable women of the city. 

Asiatica is collaborating with Amina for our Kansas City Fashion Week collection and we have had the great pleasure of spending time with her over the past couple months in preparation for the show. We thought you'd enjoy a Q&A with Amina, hear her story and see some of her gorgeous hats. 

Meet Reiko Sudo at Asiatica during New York Textile Month

Meet Reiko Sudo at Asiatica during New York Textile Month

ASIATICA INVITES YOU TO MEET REIKO SUDO OF NUNO/TOKYO AND TO SEE OUR EXCLUSIVE CLOTHING MADE OF HER SPECIAL TEXTILES.

WHEN: Friday, September 30, 2016 between 2 and 4 pm
WHERE: Hotel Lombardy, 111 East 56th Street in NYC

Reiko is one of 3 artists featured in the current Cooper-Hewitt exhibition Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse.

Press: "Upcycled Elegance" in 435 Magazine

Press: "Upcycled Elegance" in 435 Magazine

Upcycled Elegance

MY MUSINGS ABOUT ASIATICA’S ELIZABETH WILSON, DEPTH, AND A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE

words Susan Cannon
select photos Tara Shupe

Anais Nin once wrote, “I must be a mermaid. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”

Never did this quote resonate more than during my twenty years working in the fashion industry in New York where I found myself on photo shoots and sitting at runways shows in Europe. Early on I paid my dues working for old-school diva editors from the Diana Vreeland days, and under some heavy-hitting forces: Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington, and Giorgio Armani’s then-CEO Gabriella Forte, a petite woman who could make grown men cry, not to mention the rest of us.

I had to style numerous actresses and musicians, as fashion in the nineties ushered in a whole new level of celebrity worship. It was stuff that could make a person lose their Midwestern grounding, which I tried not to let happen. I preferred to stay away from what could be considered the shallow side of the industry. So many 'fashionistas' took themselves way too seriously. It was silly. I was more comfortable with the crowd who found a deeper appreciation for the conceptual side of fashion, its process and image-making. This felt more down to earth to me. I became particularly wowed by new perspectives of the avant-guard Japanese designers like Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, Junya Watanabe, and of course, Yohji Yamamoto. They represented poetry, wit, and real depth.