Chinese Designer Feng Chen Wang graduated from the Royal College of Art in London merely 2 years ago. Yet, the designer is already making huge waves in menswear, beginning with her first runway show at VFILES SS15 multi-brand showcase. Since then, Wang has also been nominated for the LVMH Prize and amassed a big celebrity following, including Rihanna, M.I.A. and Russell Westbrook.
For some, seeing something marked “Made in China” is often greeted with scorn and negative connotations. However, Feng Chen Wang deliberately pokes fun at the stigma and proudly displays the slogan up front and center in her latest collection, which of course is actually produced in China. The “Made in China” slogan is clearly visible on t-shirts and is even rendered into cheeky 3D “MIC” fanny packs.
She also collaborated with Jordan Brand for her Spring 2018 collection, which is no small feat for an up and coming designer. The sneakers are white 1 Flyknits with her logo printed on the swoosh and tongue. Globalization is an integral part of her label, and through this collection she has proved that high fashion design can come from China.
In another nod to Chinese culture and the China’s national colors, bubblegum pinks and bright shades of vermilion are contrasted with muted neutrals. Wang’s athletic-meets-streetwear silhouettes are fun and wonderfully city-appropriate. Jackets blossom with pockets galore and mesh overlays cover many of her designs, providing a deliberate frame and pleasing structure. Many of the shapes are playful and voluminous with ruched, and puckered trouser legs and sleeves adjusted with removable add-ons that can be customised using pull drawstrings and toggles. It isn’t hard to see why her collection is turning industry heads.
BEHIND THE SCENES AT FENG CHEN WANG’S NEW YORK RUNWAY SHOW
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Feng Chen Wang Bungee drawcord hooded jacket • $730
Feng Chen Wang Character embroidered padded jacket • $1,260
Feng Chen Wang Detachable hood gabardine jacket • $1,035
Feng Chen Wang Wide leg sweatpants • $455
Feng Chen Wang ‘Made In China’ slogan embroidered sweatshirt • $245
Feng Chen Wang Tartan plaid wool jogging pants • $370