About Me

Istituto Marangoni almuna. Fashion designer, lawyer, and Political Science & International Relations graduate, currently serving as a consultant for Latin American fashion brands and Fashion Editor at EnVi Media. I write about fashion and pop culture, with an emphasis on K-pop, Korean entertainment and Latino culture. 

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Fashion Interviews

Explore a featured selection of my fashion interviews below.

Creative Spotlight: Setting The Record Straight With Adam Katz Sinding

For many working in the fashion industry, receiving the title of “pioneer” would be one of the highest compliments. Adam Katz Sinding, however, is quick to reject the label when I quote a headline that dubbed him “the pioneer of street-style photography.” Asked how he wishes to be introduced, Adam replies right off the bat, “I’m definitely no pioneer.” In a straightforward tone, he sets the mood for an honest interview where we discuss his career, fashion, and pigeonholing people into categories

Creative Spotlight: Jonathan Morales On Designing Pop Culture

Throughout the years, popular culture has often served as inspiration for people around the world. From fans to artists across fields, it has marked generations and continues to influence their vision of the world. Only a few selected ones, however, can brag about designing clothes that are shaping pop culture. Mexican fashion designer and self-described melomaniac, Jonathan Morales, belongs to that group. Sported by the legendary Gwen Stefani, and the Thai superstar Lisa Manoban, Jonathan’s di

Creative Spotlight: Jessica Wu, The PR Force Behind Peter Do

In just a couple of years, Peter Do has become one of the industry’s favorite fashion brands. With an enviable clientele that includes world-class stars and an even more enviable community-driven ethos, the American luxury brand has taken over the fashion world. Behind the success of Peter Do is a knit-tight group of friends that anyone who has followed the brand’s journey is familiar with. Alongside the Creative Director, Peter Do, there are Lydia Sukato, Vincent Ho, An Nguyen, and Jessica Wu.

Featured Articles

Explore a featured selection of my writing work below.

BLACKPINK's Rosé Took the Cut-Out Trend to Tiffany's

They say “diamonds are a girl's best friend” and BLACKPINK’s Rosé proved that statement true at Tiffany & Co.’s “Vision & Virtuosity” launch party. In her role as the brand’s global ambassador, the K-pop star flew to London, England to attend the opening of the luxury jeweler’s exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. Certainly not a stranger to the glitz of fashion events, Rosé stunned on the Tiffany blue carpet, donning a pearl white gown from Rokh’s Spring 2022 collection. To complement the cut-out dr

Dior Men Shows Spring 2023 Collection in Los Angeles

In the midst of Cruise season, French luxury brand Dior presented its menswear Spring 2023 collection in Los Angeles. With an A-list front row, the runway was a tribute to the “artistic effervescence” of the city. As one might expect, Dior’s friends and ambassadors from around the world also tuned in virtually to watch Kim Jones’ first collaboration with Eli Russell Linnetz from ERL. The list included Dior’s Global Ambassador, Sehun; South Korean actors Hwang In Youp, Jung Haein, and former ​​NU

NCT’s Johnny Makes Met Gala Debut in PETER DO

Along with unprecedented success in the music scene, 2021 saw the members of NCT emerge as K-pop’s new Fashion Darlings. Owning up to the title, Chicago-born Johnny Suh just carried the torch to the global stage. In a PETER DO custom look, the idol walked up the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a striking Met Gala debut. American K-pop star Johnny Suh—a member of music sensation NCT—took major steps toward fashion world domination. In his first-ever appearance at the Costume Institu

5 Style Lessons From Mark Lee’s Solo Debut

When SM Entertainment announced Mark Lee’s long-awaited solo debut, the internet went into absolute meltdown. The Canadian rapper, mostly recognized as a member of NCT and SuperM, has demonstrated his endless ability to reintroduce himself in different instances. However, in his latest endeavor, the star emerged triumphant, crafting an alternative sound that while foreign from his previous music exploits, feels entirely his own. Though the star’s successful leap as a solo artist is hardly shocki

How NCT Ascended the Ranks of the High Fashion Realm in 2021

Flaunting their status as K-pop’s “IT-Boys” in several instances, the members of NCT have ascended ranks in the high fashion realm at breakneck speed this year. As 2022 is around the corner, EnVi takes a look back at NCT’s journey toward fashion world domination. Before we start, here’s a caveat, we’re not recapping beauty-centered feats like Ten and WinWin’s ambassadorship for Charlotte Tilbury or Sungchan’s Allure Korea photoshoot for Dr.G. Instead, we’ll focus on the group’s associations with

Creative Spotlight: Setting The Record Straight With Adam Katz Sinding

For many working in the fashion industry, receiving the title of “pioneer” would be one of the highest compliments. Adam Katz Sinding, however, is quick to reject the label when I quote a headline that dubbed him “the pioneer of street-style photography.” Asked how he wishes to be introduced, Adam replies right off the bat, “I’m definitely no pioneer.” In a straightforward tone, he sets the mood for an honest interview where we discuss his career, fashion, and pigeonholing people into categories

Creative Spotlight: Jonathan Morales On Designing Pop Culture

Throughout the years, popular culture has often served as inspiration for people around the world. From fans to artists across fields, it has marked generations and continues to influence their vision of the world. Only a few selected ones, however, can brag about designing clothes that are shaping pop culture. Mexican fashion designer and self-described melomaniac, Jonathan Morales, belongs to that group. Sported by the legendary Gwen Stefani, and the Thai superstar Lisa Manoban, Jonathan’s di

Creative Spotlight: Jessica Wu, The PR Force Behind Peter Do

In just a couple of years, Peter Do has become one of the industry’s favorite fashion brands. With an enviable clientele that includes world-class stars and an even more enviable community-driven ethos, the American luxury brand has taken over the fashion world. Behind the success of Peter Do is a knit-tight group of friends that anyone who has followed the brand’s journey is familiar with. Alongside the Creative Director, Peter Do, there are Lydia Sukato, Vincent Ho, An Nguyen, and Jessica Wu.

My Work

I currently serve as Fashion Editor at EnVi Media, where I oversee the style-related content on our digital platform. I write about K-pop idols in luxury fashion, celebrity style, and fashion shows, bringing a unique approach to K-pop coverage.  

Freelance Journalism

In addition to my work at EnVi, I am a freelance journalist specializing in pop culture and fashion. I write about TV shows, movies, and music, always from a fashion-savvy angle, and exploiting my experience in the world of luxury fashion.