|Born||January 12 1991|
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
|Parents||Drederick Irving (father)|
Elizabeth Irving (mother)
|Relatives||Kyrie Irving (brother)|
London Irving (half-sister)
Asia Susan Irving (born January 12, 1991) is an American fashion designer, socialite, and model.
Early Life and Education[edit | edit source]
Born to Drederick and Elizabeth Irving in Seattle, Washington, Asia was raised with her younger brother, Kyrie and younger sister, London in West Orange, New Jersey. Her father played professional basketball and was a basketball coach in New Jersey. Her brother, Kyrie, is the starting point guard for Brooklyn Nets and was the reason she started designing. Her mother died of an illness when she was five, so Drederick raised her with the help of Irving's aunts.
Irving graduated from Temple University in 2013 with her Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in accounting. She later earned her associate of arts degree in fashion merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology. After earning a degree, Irving became a freelance men's wardrobe stylist.
Career[edit | edit source]
Irving began her career as model and swiftly became one of the most influential people in the fashion industry. Although she works with high-profile clients and has developed her own recognizable style, she does not have any formal fashion training. Since her brother is an NBA All-Star, it gave her the opportunity to meet and work with some high-profile clients. She has also worked as a freelance men's wardrobe stylist, and has helped design outfits for many prominent NBA and WNBA talent.
Irving and Sydney Smith opened a clothing boutique called Elizabeth Smith in the Northeast Ohio; the boutiques carry the concept, 'young contemporary with a distinct edge.' In June 2017, Irving starred in an episode of the Houzz series My Houzz, in which she surprised her father with a major home renovatHello!ion. In 2018, Irving created a clothing line, "90s x Purpose ", a nostalgic collection of 90's inspired t-shirts that feature cartoons to remind us to live freely in our truth and fuel our creative exploration and she continues to work on new designs for the line.