This month, I had the delightful chance to interview a new designer on the Vancouver fashion scene, Fala Chien. This young lady is also one of the owners of 4th Ave Boutique, a Kitsilano store devoted to promoting local designers and emerging international design talent.
What I found most inspiring about Fala's story was that she took a huge risk moving from Taiwan to Vancouver five years ago without knowing anyone here or speaking English. She then enrolled in fashion school and learned English along the way; it was often a difficult process, but she stuck to it. Out of the designers and industry insiders I've had the privilege of interviewing, none have had to overcome the same overwhelmingly hard language/culture barrier that Fala has, and to that I say bravo!
Would you like to read more about Fala? Click here for the full story. Enjoy!