Monika Chiang

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Monika Chiang
Chiang Headshot 3-13 (2).jpg
Born (1974-05-22) May 22, 1974 (age 43)
New York City
Residence New York, New York
Occupation Fashion Designer
Label(s) Monika Chiang

Monika Chiang (born May 22, 1974) is an American fashion designer and businesswoman based in New York City.[1]

Double Seven[edit]

Chiang founded the lounge Double Seven in New York City's meatpacking district with restaurateur Jeffrey Jah and David Rabin in the summer of 2005,[2] and served as its managing partner.[3] The restaurant's drink selection featured cocktails developed by Chiang that were covered by media outlets including PBS,[4] the New York Times,[5] and the Toronto Star. The restaurant moved locations in July 2007.[6]

Fashion line[edit]

In 2011, Chiang began an eponymously named fashion collection, which included apparel, handbags, shoes, lingerie and jewellery. The Los Angeles Times described the line as "an ode to romance in seaside pales".[7] That year Chiang opened her first boutique in Los Angeles on Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood.[8] The official opening was on October 10, 2011, and was attended by film actresses and other celebrities.[9] In November 2011 Chiang launched a pop-up shop in the SoHo neighbourhood of New York City, near the intersection of Prince Street and West Broadway.[10] Chiang presented her first full collection as part of the Fall 2012 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City on February 10, 2012. That same month her designs were featured in Vogue Magazine.[11] Chiang next opened a flagship store in New York’s SoHo district in April 2012.[12] In June 2012 Marie Claire magazine called Chiang "one to watch" after her first year of designing.[13]

On September 6, 2012 Chiang presented her first spring line as a part of Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, with a show at The Box at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The full line was covered by publications including Forbes Magazine,[14] New York Magazine,[15] and the New York Post.[16] On December 4, 2012 Chiang's New York boutique was featured on the television show Million Dollar Decorators, showing the redesign of Chiang's store provided by interior designer Mary McDonald.[17] In 2013 Chiang showed her second fall/winter line at New York Fashion Week.[18] That year she was named by Harper's Bazaar as one of the world's 17 most promising accessories designers.[19]

Overall her style has been described by New York Magazine as designs "which have a chic, rock-and-roll twist and fuse both masculine and feminine styles".[20] She has stated that she only creates clothing that she would wear herself.[21]


  1. ^ "Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week / Designers / Monika Chiang". Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ Victoria de Silverio (September 4, 2005). "Go on and Talk, It's Encouraged". New York Times. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ Christine Landry (December 1, 2006). "All Shook Up". Special Events Magazine. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Try a Chocolate Tasting Plate". PBS. April 29, 2006. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ Jonathan Miles (April 1, 2007). "Part Tux, Part Pajamas". New York Times. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ Linda Barnard (April 11, 2007). "Creative cocktails crafted by hand". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ Melissa Magsaysay (September 25, 2011). "Monika Chiang, high and mighty". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ Brown, Rachel (October 10, 2011). "Monika Chiang Store Bows in Los Angeles". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ Hollie McKay (October 26, 2011). "Celebrity Sightings: Sofia Vergara, Bar Refaeli, Blake Lively and More..." Fox News. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Best Bet: Biddy Case". New York Magazine. November 17, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ Esther Adams (February 2012). "The Verdict Is In: Pajama Dressing". Vogue Magazine. 
  12. ^ Jessica Iredale. "Monika Chiang Opens SoHo Store". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  13. ^ Abby Gardner (July 24, 2012). "One to Watch: Monika Chiang". Marie Claire magazine. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Monika Chiang - Presentation - Spring 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Monika Chiang: Spring 2013". New York Magazine. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Monika Chiang Spring 2013 presentation". New York Post. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Million Dollar Decorators Season 2, Episode 4". Bravo. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  18. ^ Michelle Doucette (January 22, 2013). "Guide To NYC Fashion Week". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  19. ^ "ACCESSORIES BAZAAR: SPRING 2012". Harper's Bazaar. Spring 2002. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  20. ^ Noelia de la Cruz. "Monika Chiang profile". New York Magazine. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  21. ^ "7 Designers You Need to Know: Monika Chiang". InStyle. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 

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