The concept behind Beyond Closet’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection is “New Orange Boy,” which is a Korean term that was used to describe the excessive consumption of wealthy offspring in Gangham (Seoul’s most lavish neighborhood) in the 1990’s. This generation was notorious for their debaucherous ways and exorbitant purchases of luxury goods and vehicles. Beyond Closet reinvents this notion, contrary to the old “Orange Boy,” “New Orange Boy” represents the new generation of youth independent of family riches who strive to live their own lives.
Born in Mongolia and one of the very first It girls is widely known for her impeccable style and sense of fashion. With a degree in Business and Finance, she has been successfully ran her father’s company with her two siblings as she simultaneously worked as a stylist and designer. She started a small fashion house in 2005 and built it up to its current status. Bayarmaa Bayarkhuu is bringing her style and Mongolian heritage to New York to debut her brand MONGOL at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Her collection is inspired by traditional Mongolian costumes combined with urban casual as well as entrepreneur lifestyle.
Monique’s love for fashion has been a lifelong passion. Growing up in the Philippines, Monique’s early experiences with fashion took place alongside her mother whose own sense of personal style and elegance were major influences for the designer.