SELENA GOMEZ wears SANDY LIANG while out on a date with boyfriend Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd) in New York City on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Gomez is wearing the Sandy Liang "Tinder Jeans" in black. The wide leg cropped jean features a five-pocket design with pressed creases and a raw hem design and embroidery on the side which reads "NO GUTS NO GLORY." MORE SELENA GOMEZ NEWS I ON THE COVER WITH SELENA
The enclosed picture is free of charge, only for editorial usage, for a 30-day period starting September 3, 2017. Sydney Reising Creative and Sandy Liang shall not be liable for any additional and different usage of the picture. Image should be credited as "Splash News via SANDY LIANG" andy Liang is a New York based-and-bred designer who draws energy and inspiration for her collections from the magnetism of childhood memory and unsung neighborhood spirit, from chefs in aprons smoking behind restaurant doors to grandmothers shuffling on Canal Street in wide-leg printed pants. Liang grew up in Bayside, Queens, and after briefly attending Rhode Island School of Design for architecture, transferred to Parsons to study fashion design. She founded her company immediately upon graduating and began to develop what she says she could just see and feel from the outset.
As a designer, her roots are firmly in outerwear, the structure, materiality, and identity of which has informed her work since her first collection ten seasons ago. With elevated detailing and beautiful fabrics (leather, shearling, mink and more), Liang explores the memories of comfort from winter coats on the school playground, her first impressions of silhouette and color from 90s brands that she saw on the street in New York as a kid, and the wit of cartoony, playful influences. Each collection builds on the last, with thoughtfulness and consistency that is uncommon in a young brand. As she develops new offerings in ready-to-wear, building on shirting and knits, her attention to layer-able quality and material remains. Liang innovates within the range of emotionality that inspires her and is very much a biographical designer.IMAGE CREDIT: "Splash News via SANDY LIANG"
Liang's process has a rare, local focus. She works intimately with a small team in a renovated studio space that was once a storage room for her father's restaurant two blocks away, where he still works. She names pieces after family and friends and develops custom prints--like a fruit print with hidden lighters--that wink at the every day in New York. Her designed memories have their own luxury, longevity and wit, are enjoyable to observe, sumptuous to touch yet easy to appreciate.