Vega Zaishi Wang
CHINA VIA BRITAIN
Chinese Designer Vega Zaishi Wang takes her experiences of living and studying in Britain and meshes them together to create vibrant collections which reference quintessential Britishness with an Asian edge.
It's June. I just bought a warm winter jacket because it's been utterly freezing outside. This is Britain.
When Chinese designer Vega Zaishi Wang, originally from Liaoning province, moved to the UK to study at at both London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins College of Fashion Womenswear, she became quite intrigued by the British style sensibility and
charisma which soon infiltrated her collections. Rain macs, a British stalwart, are paired with copious amounts of tulle and form school-esque pinafores are embellished with ruffles and worn with chunky, school girl brogues.
Vega interned for Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood whilst in London and in 2008 she returned to China to establish her eponymous brand.
As with most high end designers, they serve as inspiration for me rather than anything I would be able to actually buy, so my main take away from Vega's work is to pair tons of tulle with something utilitarian - I need to get on board with that asap.
On completely unrelated note, I just want to say how utterly proud I am of the young people in Britain today. Last night a whopping 72% of 18-25 year olds came out to vote in the General Election and thanks to them, we have a Hung Parliament which is the best of a bad situation. Without those young people's voices we would have been stuck with an overall Tory majority. They voted for compassion and inclusion and I honestly could not be prouder. You guys fucking rock.