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Fang-tastic Fashion

September 14, 2015
By Fang
 
Fashion month is in full swing and all industry eyes are on the Big Four. However, those in the know should be careful not to look away from Shanghai for too long. While their backs are turned, one of China’s most exciting emerging womenswear designers, By Fang, is on track to put her homeland on the mode map from her private atelier and showroom in Jing’an.
 
Having spent her formative years studying at Paris’ prestigious ESMOD, Fang Yang decided to make the French capital her home. She found the buzz and the boulevards inspiring and credits the stylish city with refreshing her creativity.
 
In 2008, the brand was launched (she continues to show at Paris Fashion Week), but Fang’s roots remained in her native country and so, in 2013, she returned to establish the main workshop, from which she realises her creations.
 
Drawing on a love of origami, every piece is infused with eastern and western elements to create a striking aesthetic that is at once architectural, voluminous, and ultimately, wearable.
 
Take, for example, her Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, Mosaik. Rich jewel tones – ruby, emerald and amethyst – take centrestage in bold, geometric arrangements on raiment that has a decidedly ‘60s sensibility. Think capes and cocoon coats with Quant-esque, thigh-grazing minis crafted from sumptuous silk, cashmere and textured wool. Hot diggity Fang!

Rm 1202 / Tower 2 / 1268 Kang Ding Lu / Jing’An / +86 21 5238 6776 / by appt only / by-fang.com

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