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Alexander Liang: Profile + Interview

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Alexander Liang: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Creativity, fashion, vision, perseverance, courage

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am a creative individual, with an old soul, who seeks out beauty and fun in life.

Why do you do what you do?

I do what I do, because I love the excitement and also the challenge.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

While I was studying at Parsons in New York, I gained experience in the industry, working in fashion PR and editorial. From there I saw the emergence of online magazines and digital fashion content and after graduating from university, I decided to venture into entrepreneurship and create my own online presence, starting with KENTON.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

The toughest challenge is maintaining momentum. The prospect of a better, brighter future keeps more going though, as well as the support of my girlfriend, family, friends and collaborators.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

No one person has inspired me. I get inspired by many different people at various levels of success, often for a particular trait, talent, skill etc.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

I’ve made many “mistakes” throughout my journey, but I definitely think mistakes can teach us and make us better. It’s important to observe our mistakes, learn from them and figure out how to overcome them, moving forward.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I would love to start collaborating with brands in a design capacity!

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

I always tell people to stay true to themselves. Believe in yourself and if you work hard, success will follow. You have the power to determine your destiny. Stay humble along the way and be kind.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Thanks so much for the interview! It was fun sharing this with you.

 

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Alexander Liang: Profile

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Full name

Alexander Liang

Age

26

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Vancouver, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

My mom was born and raised in Vancouver and my dad was born in Hong Kong and moved to Vancouver when he was 9 years old.

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

I’m an entrepreneur, style and travel blogger and publisher of KENTON.

How long have you been doing it?

Almost 5 years now.

Fav Song

It’s always changing. Right now, I love “Body” by Niia

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

I don’t have a favorite

Fav Movie

Oh gosh, no single favorite movie either.

Fav Actor/Actress

Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Matthew McConaughey, Jason Bateman

Fav Clothing brand

Hermès

Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Jackson Polluck

Fav Sport to watch

Basketball

Fav Sport to play

Volleyball and Tennis

 

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