Wanbing Huang is a London based womenswear fashion designer. She launched her eponymous label in October 2016 at emerging designers showcase platform Labelhood during Shanghai Fashion Week and soon gained traction from both the Chinese and international fashion audience.
Her 2017 Spring/Summer debut collection “Chaotic Order” was heavily influenced by the Belgian film director Oliver Smolders’ short film “Seuls”. She used horsetail hair, 3D embroidery, ancient weaving technique and innovative ring lacing to mimic the subtle emotional upheaval of a suffering autistic child. While her 2017 Fall/Winter collection “Beyond the Body” was a study the circle of live and the idea of death, in honor of her deceased beloved grandmother.
Often seeing fashion design as a form of storytelling, Wanbing utilizes special textiles to showcase her observation and opinions on social issues, intimate feelings, while simultaneously amplifying the beauty of a woman’s body.
In her latest 2018 Spring/Summer collection“Memory Shards”, Wanbing explores the relationship between light and the ocean. “I took inspiration from my very first memory of the world, the light.” says the designer: “In particular, I focused on the reflection of the light on the surface of the water and rays of light penetrating the sea.”
Born and raised in the affluent costal city Guangzhou in China, Wanbing is no stranger to water and its reflection. She uses custom transparent weaving to create a unique shining aquatic quality that perfectly encapsulates the mood of a ghastly mid-day boat trip, haunted by the otherworldly silhouette.
Expertd in textile innovation, the Wanbing Huang studio spends months on developing the perfect composition to achieve the desired alienated underwater feeling.
Wanbing Huang’s singular vision has undoubtedly caught the industry’s attention.
After just her first collection, Nike invited her to collaborate on the launch of the highly anticipated new shoe model Vapormax earlier this year. Her design was featured in the brand global promotion short film “Experiments In Style” and the “The Vision-Airs” exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong.
In her mid 20s, Wanbing gained a BA fashion creation technique degree in the prestigious Bunka University in Tokyo Japan, before moving to London to pursuit further fashion education at Central Saint Martins under the BA Fashion womenswear pathway. While working on her brand, she has worked at Celine and Issey Miyaki and was selected as one of the finalist at the school’s “Louis Vuitton Project”.