Gong Hay Fat Choy(恭喜發財) from Le Garde-Rob
Like most of you probably know, today is the Chinese New Year.
In the fashion world, many Chinese-American have made their way to the top .Among them; Derek Lam, Phillip Lim, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Alexander Wang, Vera Wang and Jason Wu. But what about the homegrown labels? Who will be the next generation of designer to left their marks in our wardrobe?
For the occasion, I have decided to do a little research and gather together a list of the best emerging designer. Forget the “made in China” and let’s focus on the “design in China”
From Beijing to Shanghai, here are the names that you will want to remember:
Uma Wang: Critically acclaimed for her shows in Shanghai, London, Paris and Milan, her signature knitting technique has put her on the radar. Many have predicted that she will become the first internationally successful Chinese designer.
Huishan Zhang: The Qingdao native had the chance to work in the Dior couture atelier during his studying time at the Central Saint-Martins in London. His signatures: “Chinese tradition meets western influence and modernity”
Wan BaoBao: the China‘s red princess is best known for her jewelry line. Although she got widely educated in the west, she still keeps an oriental flavor in all of her creation.
Jenny Ji: Ji Cheng founded her eponymous label “la vie by Ji Cheng” in 2002. Ever since,she won many awards and even got the chance to present her autumn/winter 2012 line at the reputable London fashion Week.
Qiu Hao: winner of the prestigious Woolmark prize(previously won by Karl Lagerfeld, Dona Karan and Giorgio Armani), his collection and story have been feature in Vogue, Elle and Haper’s Bazaar to name a few.
Xander Zhou: Based in Beijing, he established his eponymous label in 2007. A specialist in ready to wear for men, his falls/winter 2013/2014 really caught my attention with its sharp cuts and oversized crop top.
On that note.. Gong Hay Fat Choy(恭喜發財) to all of you!