2 weeks ago
“my mom was my biggest influence,” says @cafune.official
co-founder queenie fan. “growing up, i would watch her coordinating prints and matching accessories.... it was fascinating.” as she got older, queenie’s interest turned into a full-on obsession, with a focus on vintage japanese streetwear and handbags. after graduating from the rhode island school of design, she worked as an accessories designer in new york city. in 2015, she moved back to hong kong and partnered with a childhood friend, day lau, to launch cafuné. “some of our handbags are more unconventional with unique shapes. we worried that customers would find it difficult to understand.” instead, queenie happily reports, the unusual shapes became cafuné’s best sellers.