A BA from Central St. Martin’s and a nomination as one of the “Top 5 graduate designers of the year” by i-D go a long way in the fashion industry nowadays, and that was just the beginning for emerging designer Angel Chen. An award and a couple of important mentions later, the Chinese designer navigates her label with the desire to dress the creative and the free-spirited.
The SS17 collection confirms the efforts put into production since her debut. The inspiration for the latest collection comes from the ‘Shan Hai Jing’, a book of the Chinese tradition featuring creatures and monsters. The symbolism and the colors are reflected in the pieces of the collection. However, it is not all embroideries and fringes: Angel Chen plays with stories as well as a certain urban appeal.
Check out the collection in the gallery, and don’t forget to visit Angel Chen’s website.