Feb 29, 2020
For the month of February, we sit down with queer Asian
Americans to learn more about how they navigate finding love here
This episode, we chat with ONCH, a nonbinary first-generation
Taiwanese-American designer in LA about gaysian representation in
media, racial fetishism, navigating finding love as a queer Asian,
and the impact of social media and dating apps on today’s
ONCH is a non binary first generation Taiwanese American, the
creative force behind the "ONCH" brand (previously known as Onch
Movement), designing 'wearable art' for a discerning VIP client
list that includes Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, and Nicki Minaj. ONCH
subsequently launched a long term relationship with cult fave Hello
Kitty, which culminated in a recent role as designer for the
brand’s second collection at Forever21, The Hello Kitty Forever
jewelry collection. The trend-setter whose work was even featured
in a bio-technology textbook and Italian Vogue has also made
headlines for daring & unique designs, from "Meat-Lace" meat
necklace which was featured by the NY Post, LA Times, Huffington
Post, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and In Touch. Summer 2016 ONCH
was selected by LAPRIDE as the featured artist to create public art
for the main instagrammable moment. Spring/ Summer 2019 six pieces
of ONCH designs are on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
(NY) for the exhibition "CAMP: Notes on fashion”.
On this episode we over:
How ONCH got started in designing jewelry.
Being one of the only gaysians on reality TV.
Immigrating to Los Angeles and finding oneself.
Stereotypes of gaysians and racial “preferences".
Dealing with racial fetishism.
Understanding the new era of dating apps.
Social media how distant it has become from reality.
Advice on finding love.
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