China retains its title as the fashion world’s most valuable player with its consumers taking care of a third of the world’s luxury market. Designers from all over the globe are heading to the East to be part of the spectacle. Dsquared, Lanvin and Vivienne Westwood have secured their spot in this week’s festivities but heads are turning towards the local competition.
A new wave of Chinese designers has seen China grow into an increasingly influential design-hub. We look forward to seeing what these rising stars deliver for the autumn-winter season. We suspect that London, Paris, Milan and New York, known as the ‘Big Four’, might be recruiting a fifth.
Scroll through our list of Chinese brands to watch!
Peng Chen is a London-based designer who keeps the theme of equality in mind. CHENPENG‘s ‘one-size’ fashion philosophy is to craft designs that satisfy all shapes and sizes. The Chinese brand bundled up at New York Fashion Week with a collection inspired by the Himalayas. We’re keen for more coats, larger-than-life fits and daring fabric combinations.