Photography: Lane Lang
For her Spring ’18 collection, designer Feng Chen Wang channeled the phrase every American knows and has, at some point, worn: Made in China. Though, this reference hits a little closer to home for the designer, whose actually from the region. Inspired by the country’s signature color (red), and hues from its rural landscape, Wang created a modern sportswear collection, with a ’90s twist. Large overalls and oversize windbreakers hinted at a hip-hop undercurrent, while Wang’s innovative use of shape reflected her skill as a tailor. And while most young designers have trouble breaking out of the art school look for their first few seasons, the VFILES alum has a grasp on what exactly she wants Feng Chen Wang to do: stay cool, but also transcend the hype of VFILES. Though other brands would use that buzz to sustain multiple seasons, Wang lets her designs speak for themselves.
View the Feng Chen Wang S/S ’18 collection, above.