Chinese designer brands, established and emerging, that you need to know
2017-08-07 14:51:00

What comes to mind when you hear "made in China?"

Mass-produced products?

Low-quality clothing?

A group of China's innovative, young designers are aiming to change, and have been changing, this perception.

Although Chinese shoppers are traditionally known for focusing on Western luxury brands, a new generation of designer brands is gradually gaining attention, especially in the international fashion scene.

Here, let's take a closer look at some of the Chinese designer brands, emerging and established, that you should know.

 

Uma Wang 2017 collection/official website

Uma Wang

Established her label in 2005, Wang has built a cult following in both China and Europe for her signature designs with long and loose silhouettes. The Central Saint Martins graduate has been named one of Vogue Italia's up-and-coming designers to watch for and is dubbed "China's hottest emerging designer" by Business of Fashion. She is a regular at Milan Fashion Week and her collections have also been shown in London and Paris.

Wang's designs often mix-and-match different fabrics and textures, with hand-knitted dresses and cardigans featuring rich fabrics and sculptural shapes.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram