Phuong My – Photographer Arun Nevader for Getty Images.

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Last night we had a dinner with Tran Phuong My, the designer behind the brand Phuong My. She was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She did not start out in fashion but ended up in San Francisco graduating with honors from the Academy of Art University. She outsources her fabrics from Paris, Milan and Hong Kong. She is the Chief Designer for her brand and also does production and styling projects for magazines VOGUE, ELLE, HARPER’S BAZAAR. Her sites are set on conquering global fashion. Vancouver Fashion Week proved a platform for her designs.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.