Angel Chen is a Chinese designer whose colourful approach to fashion and fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics, has made her one of the country’s brightest young talents.
Stocked internationally at 30 retailers, including Lane Crawford, Luisa Via Roma, H. Lorenzo and Dong Liang, Chen is part of a new wave of young Chinese designers making an impact locally and globally. In 2017, Chen’s window display in London’s Urban Outfitters Oxford Street store was the first of its kind between a Chinese designer and the high street retailer.
A graduate of Central Saint Martins, Chen moved from her native Shenzhen to study in London at age 17. During her placement year, the designer interned for Marchesa, Vera Wang and Alexander Wang in New York. Following her graduate collection, Chen was chosen by i-D as one of five designers-to-watch, and launched her eponymous label the following year.
Making the 2016 Forbes China “30 Under 30” shortlist, Chen has a growing international fan-base, having shown at London, Milan and Shanghai fashion weeks.
As a part of the 2017 International Designer Exchange Programme, Mercedes-Benz invited Chen to present her Autumn/Winter 2017 collection at Milan Fashion Week. Previously, she showed at London Fashion Week with Fashion Scout, before basing herself in Shanghai.