Mia Yang is a well know makeup artist. Grown up in Taipei City, Taiwan, Mia studied art and graphic design in college. In her spare time, she studied Fashion Modeling, Design and Drawing which had a huge effect on her working in fashion. She said becoming a fashion makeup artist is not what she planned.
After graduation she moved to London for just one reason “I love London!”
”London is definitely the culture capital of the world, the art, the music, the dare of fashion. ” Mia moved to London and soon began assisting established make up artists such as Stephane Marais and Charlotte Tilbury, and started working for the London Fashion week.
With her passion of art and music, she worked with indi musicians, she designed their makeup for editorials and concert events. “I had so much fun in London, you just feel the creative vibe in the air. It is hard to divide art, music and fashion in London, they inspire each other and that’s what makes fashion so special there. I didn’t even have time to think about it, suddenly I was in fashion.”
With her fine art background, she started collaborating with fashion photographer and filmmaker, Ellen Rogers. “Ellen created her own darkroom chemicals and uses vintage cameras, her photographs are full of surprises. I enjoyed creating the unexpected image by strong and colorful makeup, and wait and wait and wait. It is very different from the digital camera, I like to see the big bang of our visions of art and some happy coincidences.” Their works can be seen on i-D, Vice and Crush Magazine.
At the end of 2010, Mia Yang was invited to Beijing for The Global Fashion Photography Exhibition hosted by VISION magazine. She collaborated with London-based photographer Allan Chiu and world famous Japanese headpiece designer Kunio Kohzaki for a Japanese comics inspired fashion/art story. “To create the glossy, unreal, mannequin texture, I ordered a gallon of lubricant from Japan! It’s an exciting experience, Kunio is a true artist, the materials he used were unexpected and imaginative, we are all very happy with the result.”
Looking for a new challenge and opportunities, Mia Yang moved to NYC and LA in 2010. With her unique background understanding both Asian and Western fashion trends, she soon began working with some nationally recognized Asian American fashion magazines, such as Audrey Magazine and Nihao Magazine. She also shared her fashion insight for the latest fashion and beauty trends on ADVERSUS.