Sunday, 15 April 2012


I break my prolonged cyber-silence thus, to bring you the wonders of captivating creative Uma Wang...

    Emerging from her tutelage at the China Textile University, Central Saint Martins, and a slew of Chinese design houses, Uma Wang has since launched her eponymous collection (2005) which has engendered international critical acclaim and an impressive array of awards.

    Part Gothic princess, part Victorian oeuvre d'art, Wang's Fall 2012 collection was masterfully and mindfully sculpted for 360 degrees of viewing pleasure; each garment tucked, swathed, and textured in the creation of compositions one can only deem pure art.

    As the first Chinese designer selected by Wintour for the CFDA Exchange Project, Uma will be joining us on this side of the pond come May, trading places with New York darlings Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez. I can't wait to see what bright shiny ideas Ms. Wang will bring along (, and what Shanghai shenanigans the Schouler boys will get into). 

    In general, the whole Exchange initiative is one I'd like to watch. It should be interesting observing the two cultures collide; one rapidly rising market with an emphasis on craft, and the other in the slumps, and pushing the commercial more and more. Observation report to ensue...

But until then, see more Uma here

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