Continuing our insight into our recently announced designers, we take a look at Yifang Wan.
Making waves with both her BA and MA Central Saint Martins collections, Yifang Wan’s designs have won her the L’Oreal Professionel Young Designer Award in 2010 and built her up as a designer to look out for.
The young designer from southern China presented a collection of bold shapes with oversized wooden belts at the Central Saint Martins MA AW 12/13 show. The collection which Yifang has described as starting from the idea of optical illusion takes us on a journey that explores geometric shapes, scale, and 60s minimal art.
Interning at Preen gave the designer an insight into pattern cutting and techniques which she has brought into her own work. In the future Yifang Wan hopes to develop her own label aswell as an art studio. She will be showcasing her new collection at Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s exhibition space across LFW in September and her designs on the catwalk on Saturday 15th September.

By Vanessa Omoregie, follow her on Twitter @wewearblack 
Imagesfrom Yifang Wan and 1granary.com

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