Style Profile: Janice, Hong Kong / Shanghai / New York

Style Profile: Janice, Hong Kong / Shanghai / New York

Janice is an artist and model based in New York City with a love of androgynous minimalist fashion. 

There has always been a strong link between performing androgyny and wearing minimalist clothing. As Isaac Nissen shared with us, The simpler, more versatile the clothing, the less chance it has to conjure up any specific gender.

Having grown up in Hong Kong and Shanghai, she is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Through her artistic pursuits in modeling and other means, Janice aspires to dispel the myth that gender is a binary.

Bailey 44 Dress / Burberry Trench coat

Vince Top / Silence & Noise Blazer [See Disclaimer] / Abercrombie & Fitch Pants [see disclaimer] / Cole Haan Shoes

All accessories from Dawn's Vintage Jewelry / Ralph Lauren Cardigan / Banana Republic Pants / Cole Haan Boots

Where did you grow up & where do you live now?
I grew up in Hong Kong and Shanghai and currently living in New York City.

How do you think your friends would define your style?
Androgynous, minimalist

What’s your favorite item in your wardrobe? 
White T-shirt and black jeans - very versatile.

What’s your biggest style challenge?
Determining what to wear under the theme of "Dress to impress."

Which literary figures do you most admire?
Haruki Muramaki

Who’s your style icon?
The first person that comes to mind is Ruby Rose. She has been part of a strong force redefining beauty in recent years. The balance of her feminine and masculine sides makes her the embodiment of androgyny, which also contributes to her unique style in the fashion world. Besides, she has a lot to teach the world about gender fluidity.

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As Qwear's Founding Editor, Sonny’s work centers around envisioning a future in which the clothing people wear does not dictate their chances of survival. Sonny was awarded 2015 dapperQ of the Year and was the first trans blogger to be sponsored by Topman. In March 2016, Sonny spoke at South by South West's first official queer fashion panel.