Q&A: Paula Hian Boutique’s Paula Hian
The Wayne boutique owner shares her personal style.
Fashion inspirations: I find fashion inspiration from art and architecture or in urban environments.
Best part of being a fashion designer: I get to carry out my inspirations and visions and work with European artisans.
Favorite designers: Architects and artists such as Rem Koolhaas and Mark Rothko. I like their use of materials, shapes and colors.
Spring fashions she'll be wearing: I’m looking forward to the colorful fashions. Desert tones, metallic colors, citrus colors like lime, tangerine and lemon, as well as soft colors like blush, powder blue and pear.
Style icons: Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Onassis.
Go-to casual outfit for a Saturday out: Black Gap T-shirt, Paula Hian fitted leather jacket, AG jeans, Christian Louboutin suede ankle boots.
Go-to outfit for a Saturday night in the city: A fitted above-the-knee knit dress and four-inch heels.
Favorite item in her closet: An embroidered V-neck black-and-white linen mini-dress with fan sleeves from my early collection.
Item in her closet that gets the most wear: My navy leather jacket with three-quarter side silver zippers and side knit black panels, and a black turbo twill knit jacket.
Item with the most sentimental value: My Manolo Blahnik black suede cage boots with lace-up backs.
Most recent addition to her closet: The Yolanda jacket from my Spring 2018 collection. It is the perfect fit with its asymmetrical peplum, bright color and metallic finish.