Born in Qingdao, London-based designer Huishan Zhang studied at Central St. Martins and spent a year at Dior Couture’s Paris Atelier. He aims to create a brand where Eastern heritage meets Western influence. For his first couture collection, he was inspired by Wong Kar Wai’s film, “In the Mood for Love” and the transformation of the cheongsam whose origins as a dragon-robe has been re-shaped by western culture. To create the ethereal and transparent feel, he uses see-through textures, lace, and Suzhou embroidery.
Huishan Zhang’s website
Download PDF of the AW2011 collection
via Life in Athens
Flashback to Pac Rim thesis paper