A new batch of Chinese fashion designers are making their mark on the world’s fashion scene, including designers Masha Ma, Guo Pei and Wang Tao.
New Chinese designers bring tradional elements into world's fashion sceneA new batch of Chinese fashion designers are making their mark on the world’s fashion scene, including designer like Masha Ma, Guo Pei and Wang Tao.
Born in Beijing and taught in London, Masha Ma interned for Alexander McQueen and built fashion business in China. Her style brought native Chinese elements to the world stage. Ma brought her 2017 collection to the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Another talented designer Guo Pei, was the the first Chinese designer invited to Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week in 2014. She was also one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people.
“‘China Bride’ and ‘Dragon’ story, these are my own stories. I design stories. My design and clothes are my words. I tell stories through every design and that is my real expression,” Guo said of her work.
Guo said she thinks Chinese designers will be a force to contend with in the next 10-15 years.
Known as the “Queen of the Suit,” designer Wang Tao, staged a runway show under her brand Taoray Wang at New York Fashion week this year. Wang’s known for her suit designs that have traditional Chinese elements.
Tiffany Trump, the daughter of the U.S. President Donald Trump, wore a white coat designed by Wang at the 2017 presidential inauguration.
There are also several organizations that can help a new label get its start. Two of the successful examples are Alexander Wang and Altuzarra. Many of the new Chinese designers in New York are pinning their hopes on one day having that same kind of name recognition.