Tuesday, 15 June 2010
It was Graduate Fashion Week last week, it did take me by surprise in a way. The students from South-East Asia really impressed me. The Japanese has recognition in the fashion world we all know that, but now the Chinese and Koreans have gained a positive reception.
Yi Fang Wan, Chinese born designer at the BA show won the L’Oréal Professionnel prize award.
At MA level you have Rok Hwang who has been hired to work at Céline, and Jung Sun Lee's designs have been snapped up by Harrods, which we'll have to wait until autumn to buy!
Maybe in a couple of years it won't just be in America where you'll hear 'Chinese sounding' names like Jason Wu, Alexander Wang, Derek Lam etc. We'll have the British versions!
Top: Designs by Anna Lee of De Monfort University
Above left to right: Jackie Jung Sun Lee, Rok Hwang