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Jihao Wan of Efface Brand: 12 Questions

Jihao Wan of Efface Brand: 12 Questions

 

Today we interview Jihao Wan of Efface, a menswear brand located in New York City.

 

1.

Q: Who is behind Efface?

A: We are two designers from Parsons. Wan Jiahao and Xi Dongyi

 

2.

Q: Where did the idea of Efface start?

A: So the name means erase in French. It is a reflection of this unifying world we live in. It means to erase your identity.

 

3.

Q: If you had to choose one celebrity to represent Efface, who would you choose?

A: young Keanu Reeves 

 

4.

Q: What designer inspired you as a designer the most?

A: I would say Jun Takahashi and Yohji Yamamoto

 

5.

Q: What is your favorite city?

A: New York and Shanghai

 

6.

Q. Where do you see Efface in 5 years?

A: I see Efface with a storefront in both New York and Shanghai and have done many collaborations.

 

7.

Q: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

A: I would be able to teleport

 

8.

Q: If you had the choice to collaborate with one artist, who would you choose?

A: I would say my favorite designer, Jun Takahashi.

 

9.

Q: Top 3 hottest brands right now?

A: Hottest? So not necessarily the best? I’d say Balenciaga is hot right now, CDG, Nike.

 

10.

Q: What’s your favorite book right now?

A: I read a lot of books, but at this moment, I really love My Dear Bomb by Yohji Yamamoto.

 

11.

If you had to be stranded on an island for a year, what are 3 things you would bring?

A: A friend I can talk to, a knife and fire stone so I could survive.

 

12.

Q: How do you want to be remembered?

A: By people liking my designs and wearing them.