Most people during fashion week write about the celebrities and fashion that comes down the runway. To start off fashion week, I wanted to write about the people who are actually making the fashion.
Meet Angchung Angchung.
She was born in Rongshar Tibet. Angchung came to work for me 12 years ago after she escaped Tibet. She is now the head sample maker for the Lucite collection and is charge of doing all the finishing touches in the line. She has one of the most positive attitudes I know, which seems to be a common Tibetan trait. She’s been one of my favorite people to work with. She is incredibly diligent and caring in her craft .
I asked her what she misses most from Tibet and she said her family and Tibetan food. Since being in the US she’s had 2 children and created a family. When I asked her what she loves about the US she said she likes that she can go to the movies with her kids, take her son to the park in Elmhurst, Queens and have a life that she is in control of away from China. Her favorite food is MoMo, which is a Tibetan dumpling with meat, onions and masala.
When working on designs she always voices her opinion. Recently we were working on a design for Lady Gaga’s new video and Angchung said…”That’s crazy!!”
She is a bright spot in my day and for that I’m grateful.