From Valley Vintage Shops to NYC: Local Fashion Designer Works…

From Valley Vintage Outlets to NYC: Local Trend Designer Functions With SHEIN

UW-Stout pupil, Kalia Moua, strike profession milestones prior to graduation

Ma Vue, shots by Amy Diep

THRIFTING AND Flourishing. Kalia Moua’s brand, Sayndo, launched with SHEIN, a common on the internet clothing shop.

Even before graduating from UW-Stout, Kalia Moua had by now strike occupation milestones several pursuing manner only dream of – including a collaboration with SHEIN, a world wide trend and way of living retailer.

Moua’s manufacturer, Sayndo, launched with SHEIN to resounding success in March 2021, with parts providing out in the initial 7 days. She was ready to transform this prospect into an internship that was later on made offered to her classmates. She has built parts with SHEIN for 3 seasons now, but has her sights set on extra. 

Kalia Moua (pictured)

Kalia Moua (pictured) pays homage to her father with her manner line. (Submitted Photo)

Moua finds beauty in the weathered and worn – drawing inspiration from thrifted classic parts and her late father. Developing up a block from Hope Gospel Discount Heart in Eau Claire bolstered Moua’s appreciate for manner style and design. She frequented the establishment as a youthful girl, amassing vintage glassware and china sets. She eventually found herself rummaging by means of apparel racks for one particular-of-a-kind parts and altering them to in shape her vision.

“I’ve been thrifting since I was 5,” Moua mentioned. “I hated when folks had been like, ‘Why do you thrift? Which is so weird,’ but I’m like, you men are missing out mainly because I come across gold all the time.” 

When asked about her favorite destinations to thrift, Moua enthusiastically mentioned 7 Suns Classic, Superior and Durable Vintage, and Hope Gospel Deal Heart as her go-to destinations, but she nonetheless stands business that there are treasures to be identified everywhere. Just lately, her eye for trend and thrifting landed her a remote internship with American Eagle Outfitters, where by she was tasked with sourcing locally thrifted attire for their style and design headquarters in New York.

At first, Moua experienced wished to go to trend faculty in Los Angeles just after superior school, but set all those plans on maintain as she maneuvered the many curveballs lifestyle threw her way. The passing of her father was the catalyst that reignited her desires of pursuing manner style and design. 

She credits her father’s resourceful spirit and help of her artwork as the driving power powering why she proceeds to do what she does these days. Subsequently, her manufacturer, Sayndo, pays homage to her father, who advised her, “Do what you say and say what you do.” 

Moua graduated last spring and has recognized a structure position with American Eagle Outfitters. She will be relocating to New York this summer, in which she hopes to more develop and hone her expertise. Obtaining security and success in the style field are her best aims, regardless of whether it is as a complex designer for a home brand or increasing her have model a long time down the line.  She is keenly informed that the fashion sector is the second-biggest polluter in the planet and would like to do her portion in addressing the difficulty as a designer – starting with her closet full of thrifted pieces.


Look at out her present assortment with SHEIN below, us.shein.com, or follow her on Instagram @_sayndo.