Rising fashion designer Angel Chen is set to become the first Chinese designer to work with Swedish label H&M for an exclusive 45-piece capsule collection.
The collection captures Chen’s East meets West design aesthetics perfectly, as traditional Chinese motif is mixed with streetwear. Creating an urban wardrobe, the collection features strong Chinese elements in highly saturated colours like oriental red, bubble gum pink and bright yellow. Embroidery plays a huge part in the detailing from dragons to cranes and pine trees, you can find beautifully embroidered details across the entire collection. Traditional dragon and floral embroidery are also weaved into the designer’s logo which is featured heavily on sweatshirts, hoodie dress and jackets.
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Having launched her eponymous label in 2015 after graduating from Central Saint Martins, Chen who is from Shenzhen is seen as one of the brightest young fashion talents to come out of China. The now Shanghai based designer, is known for her colourful approach to fashion which is evident in this collection.
“I am grateful and privileged to have this opportunity to work with H&M to launch it’s first Chinese designer collaboration collection. With the development of global market, more Chinese designers are stepping on the international stage. And I hope that through this collaboration, more people will pay attention to Chinese designers, and also the Chinese culture and spirit behind their designs,” said Chen.
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Of course not forgetting some core statement pieces from the collection itself, some of our favourites include the knitted mesh suit in a vivid all over dragon and crane print, a glamourous sequined maxi dress with crane motif and a bubble gum pink faux fur coat.
The collection will be available at H&M Orchard Building and online from 26 September.
Click through below to see all the pieces from the ANGEL CHEN X H&M Collection as well as the prices.