Meet Asia Carino. She a multi-faceted creative and one of nine handpicked Hype Girls who star in our new campaign. We sat down with Asia to find out a little more about her work as a stylist and DJ – and of course, what she gets hyped about.

Hey Asia, can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hello! I’m Asia. I’m a freelance stylist and DJ from Sydney.

So, tell us, how did you initially get into styling?
I started by helping out friends with their projects. I then moved onto assisting on styling jobs, and eventually, I decided I would try it for myself. After gaining some experience, I managed to land a job in eCommerce as the in-house stylist and eventually progressed to freelancing.

What do you love most about what you do?
I love the challenge of bringing ideas to life, being surrounded by clothes and dressing people.

And how about DJing?
I really enjoy playing. DJing is always so fun, even if the room’s empty.

Asia is wearing the Nike Blazer Mid '77

Do you have a favourite project you’ve worked on to-date?
Triple One’s ’Showoff’ music video.

What’s been the most memorable moment in your career so far?
Working with Nike Football – still so wild to me.

Any advice you’d give to people starting out in your industry?
Network and build relationships with people in and out of your circles. Be persistent – opportunities don’t happen overnight.

When you manage to get some spare time, what do you like to do?
I’m a huge homebody, so I like to watch a lot of YouTube, V Live and Korean dramas. Otherwise, spending the day cafe hopping and going to the movies.

What do you get hyped about?
Taeil time! NCT stans know.

What are you most proud of?
My work ethic.

What’s most important to you?
Being authentic.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
More kindness.

How would you describe your aesthetic in three words?
Oversized baggy layers..

What kind of shoes can we usually find you in?
A pair of black Hoka One Bondi 6s.

What do you get hyped about?
Taeil time! NCT stans know.

What are you most proud of?
My work ethic.

What’s most important to you?
Being authentic.

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
More kindness.

How would you describe your aesthetic in three words?
Oversized baggy layers..

What kind of shoes can we usually find you in?
A pair of black Hoka One Bondi 6s.

How about your top pick from Hype DC this season?
Converse Chuck Taylor All Star 70 High in Midnight. Such a good staple and I love this shade of green.

What’s been the most challenging aspect of 2020 for you so far?
Finding inspiration and motivation to create.

And what are you looking forward to in 2021?
Having my licence (lol).

Finally, what’s next for you?
Finding different avenues for my passions and more growth.

Check out Asia’s work via her Instagram and website.