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A shelf of favorites. “I grew up in Wisconsin, and I’m kind of the only creative person in my family. No history of design, fashion, art, anything like that. Even at a really young age I was interested in exploring clothing and being expressive in that way. I think a lot of it had to do a lot with I grew up in a town that had like 1,500 people. I was one of two Asian kids in this town. It was a very Scandinavian environment, and everybody in the town I grew up in was very Norwegian. I think that was it partially; I already felt really different.”