Two young designers of the fashion brand Wephobia: Minh Anh and Cuc Nguyen

How did you two meet each other and why did you decide to create the fashion brand Wephobia together?

Minh Anh and Cuc: We met each other while studying at the London College of Fashion (LCFS), our friendship lasted until after we graduated and went to work.

With 6 words, Minh Anh and Cuc take turns describing the other person’s characteristics that you find most lovable.

Minh Anh: Cuc is meticulous, friendly, creative, steadfast, independent and confident

Cuc: Minh Anh is creative, hard-working, honest, cheerful, confident and has the ability to organize work well.

2 unique girls who love menswear style

“Minh Anh is creative, hard-working, honest, cheerful, confident and has the ability to organize work well.”

Please describe your own fashion style.

Minh Anh: My main clothing choices are shirts, blazers, polite and elegant style but in the menswear direction, more liberal and comfortable than traditional suits.

Cuc: I usually choose simple, timeless outfits with basic colors like black, white, beige and navy.

2 unique girls who love menswear style

“Cuc is meticulous, friendly, creative, determined, independent and confident”

Does your two styles influence the style of clothing design for your fashion brand?

From the common perception of the beauty of both combined with modern trends, we will guide the design of the collections.

What lessons, skills, and experiences have you learned that you two apply the most to your current work?

Most of the knowledge is very useful for current work, especially experience in product manufacturing to help best grasp and control the quality of finished products.

2 unique girls who love menswear style

“When both of you run the work together, the pressure is shared and the problem will be resolved more quickly.”

What is the advantage of both running a fashion brand?

When both of you run the work together, the pressure is also shared, the problem will be solved more quickly because there are two people thinking and working together.

Currently, social media plays a major role in brand promotion for young brands like Wephobia.

From the early days Wephobia Facebook has been an information channel to reach main customers.

What is the biggest inspiration for your design work?

We always believe that the beauty, intelligence and confidence of modern women are an endless source of inspiration.

2 unique girls who love menswear style

“We always believe that the beauty, intelligence and confidence of modern women are an endless source of inspiration.”

Who are your style icons?

Minh Anh: Designer Phoebe Philo of the fashion brand Céline

Cuc: Designer Giorgio Armani.

The fashion playground for young designers and new fashion brands is wide open and becoming more and more bustling.

To stand out in the increasingly open playground of young designers, you need to have your own unique strengths, find ways to promote and work hard to develop them, then success will come as an inevitability.

What is your `fashion dream` for summer 2015?

Minh Anh: MM6 Japanese Tote Bag, a large bag suitable for summer trips.

Chrysanthemum: Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne by Jo Malone, the scent of lemon brings a feeling of relaxation and freshness for the summer.

Thank you Minh Anh and Cuc.

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