Uma Wang

Uma Wang

Designer, Uma Wang

China’s breakout design star, championed by Vogue China, her textural approach to form and fabric have won her widespread acclaim.

China Designers 2013 BoF 500 2013 2014 BoF 500 2014

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Vital statistics

  • China Designers
  • 10 May 1973 Born
  • China Nationality
  • China Location
  • Shangai Textile University
    Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design
    Education

Biography

Since the launch of her eponymous label, Chinese fashion designer Uma Wang has showcased catwalk collections at London, Paris and Milan fashion weeks and has garnered critical acclaim from industry insiders such as Franca Sozzani and Hung Huang. Named by Vogue Italia as an one of their up-and-coming designer’s to watch for her contemporary draped designs and innovative pairing of textured fabrics, Wang has also been awarded a number of fashion awards such as the 2011 Audi Progressive Designer Award, the Beijing CCDC Best Designer award in 2010 and the Shanghai Fashion Week award for the Finest Craft and Best Creativity. In 2012 Wang was selected to be the first Chinese designer to take part in the inaugural CFDA/China Exchange Programme, meeting with several high profile industry insiders and gaining significant exposure in the American market.

Wang formerly studied textiles at China Textile University in Shanghai, before moving to London to pursue a fashion design degree at Central Saint Martin’s. Prior to launching her label in 2005, Wang had worked as an in-house designer for several Chinese labels, which she credits for having honed her skills in textiles and patterns.

An avid champion of the domestic Chinese fashion industry, Wang has secured a regular showcase at the Shanghai Fashion Week alongside her international presentations and has opened four stand-alone boutiques within the Chinese mainland. Wang is also stocked in several boutiques in London, Milan and New York.

Career

  • Uma Wang
    Uma Wang

    Designer 1996 - Present, London, United Kingdom

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