Milly Osborne

2 Apr

4 Chinese Brands to Watch at Shanghai Fashion Week

It’s fashion week! China presents a platform for global and local designers to showcase their collections. We’ve selected our four favorite Chinese brands to watch at Shanghai Fashion Week. 

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.


Ying Pei Studio

The Shanghai-based Ying Pei Studio introduces a modern revival of the retro aesthetic. The flowers and frills are balanced out by a gothic edge so don’t shy away from the recurring ruffles. We want to see Ying Pei Studio make some noise in its home city this week.


Junwei Lin

Junwei Lin has a vision of ‘Ragged Romanticism.’ Her designs are inspired by her fascination with human psychology and emotion. We’re fans of her relaxed tailoring and the casual elegance it exudes.



Another Shanghai-based brand, SHUSHU/TONG, was founded by Liushu Lei and Yutong Jiang. Their vision is to deliver feminine looks with a playful edge. We’re excited to see femininity revived in a fun and youthful form. A pop of color seals the deal.


Photo credits: i-D, Ying Pei Studio, Junwei Lin, Kendam

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