District9: Reavo City

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 ryanhanaoka@gmail.com

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