Please allow me to introduce an exclusive collection by haute local designer Ryan Hanaoka. The following are just a few pieces from his entire line but they are my favorites. I met with Ryan for a quick Q+A...I can't wait for you to all fall in love with his styles as much as me.
Q: What was your inspiration for your collection?
My collection is called District9: Reavo City, I was inspired by street art that had an Asian influence. I liked the contrast between the bright colors and the darkness of urban photography.
Q: How long have you been designing apparel?
I started to develop my style about 2 years ago.
Q: Do you have a favorite piece to the collection?
My favorite piece of my collection is the burgundy dress. It’s playful yet classic.
Q: Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
In 5 years I hope to have traveled out of the country, start my own business and developing my own label. But, I’m open to many possibilities.
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
My own style is pretty much a plain tee and some jeans. Maybe throw on some colorful shoes. For my designs I like to play with patterns and color. I like to play with classic silhouettes and try to put my twist on it.
Are you drooling?! How rad is his faux leather jacket? It's so edgy & fresh...I want to sport it ERRDAY! Not to mention the rest of his collection. Um crop top?! YES please! Anyway, keep you eye out for this killer! I can't wait to see what else Ryan creates over his career.
For design inquires please contact Ryan Hanaoka at firstname.lastname@example.org