Designers

UMA WANG

Uma Wang is considered one of China’s first global labels. Since the brand’s launch in 2009, Uma’s designs have captured the attention of industry insiders with her effortlessly chic collections. In 2012, she received the honor of being chosen by the Council of Fashion Designers of America for its inaugural China exchange. Always exhibiting undeniable skill, Uma completed her studies at the Chinese Textile University in Shanghai and then Central Saint Martins in London.

Uma Wang

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Creating her own knits and textiles is Uma Wang’s specialty. She later fuses these elements together within the garments, producing unexpected and unique compositions. Because she intimately knows her fabrics, their weight, and the way they move, Wang masterfully drapes silhouettes that have a refined ease and simplicity. This allows the exquisite and unique textiles to shine as the focal point.

Uma travels between her two studios in Italy and Shanghai, and she constantly implements aesthetic statements from numerous cultures. Her work consistently balances femininity and lightness accompanied with an avant-garde undertone. Textural, romantic, experimental, and contemporary, Uma Wang is a designer to watch for years to come.

 

In the new spring collection, Uma proves she has no problem incorporating bold colors into her typically muted palette. The goal was to integrate more cheer into this collection. Uma’s references are characteristically vast, as the spring collection incorporates influences from Morocco, France, England, India, China and Italy.