Susan Fang is the founder of an eponymous womenswear brand, whose ethereal designs draw inspiration from the natural world and feature intricately handcrafted textiles.
Fang makes abundant use of pastels, fractal patterns and delicate fabrics like gauze and tulle in her work. Her beaded glass bubble-like bags and accessories have become bestsellers. Showing at London Fashion Week, the brand has been stocked internationally with Browns, Mytheresa, Farfetch, Net-a-Porter, Selfridges and Dover Street Market among others. Major collaborations have included Zara, which tapped her for a Lunar New Year collection, Ugg and Nike.
Born in Ningbo, China, Fang did a lot of criss-crossing between east and west during her formative years. She was five when she moved to Canada but just a few years later relocated to Shanghai. She became used to moving every two to three years, and spent some time in the United States before eventually studying fashion at London’s Central Saint Martins.
Following internships at Kei Kagami and Celine, and a trainee role at Stella McCartney , Fang launched her label in 2017. It didn’t take long for her brand to get noticed. She was shortlisted for the LVMH Prize in 2019, and, in 2021, took home the Creative Pioneer Award from the Yu Prize.