Backstage @ Angel Chen SS17

#LondonFashionWeek – Deesigner Angel Chen unveiled the new Spring/Summer collection for 2017 during the fashion fest in London. Karl Slater went backstage for us.  Born in Shenzhen and educated in London, Angel Chen received a BA in womenswear from Central Saint Martin’s. She first gained attention on the international fashion industry in 2014 when she was named one of the “Top 5 graduate designers of the year” announced by the i-D magazine with her graduate collection – “Les Noces” (The Wedding). She launched her eponymous label in the following year in London and won the Fashion Scouts’ “Ones to Watch” award. Chen is a significant designer that has contributed to position China as a new fashion power. She is recently shortlisted for 2016 Forbes “30 Under 30” as a top young entrepreneur of arts and design. Her brand is carried by renowned retailers such as Lane Crawford, IT and H.Lorenzo. Influenced by the working experience at Marchesa and Vera Wang during her placement year in New York, her pieces often mix-and-match different fabrics and textures incorporated embroideries and known for their bold colours as well as the whimsical, free-spirited and youthful characters.

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Photography: Karl Slater