Congratulations to SS20 Merit Award Winner: WEN PAN!
We’re excited to announce the London based eponymous brand WEN PAN as the winner of the globally acclaimed SS20 Merit Award! Created in 2009 and now in its tenth year, the new talent initiative supports the winning designer across two seasons and has been created to support and develop new designer businesses on a global level.
WEN PAN is a London based womenswear label launched in 2018 and now in its third season. The brand fuses the spirit of oriental recluses with romantic grunge aesthetics. By using raw fluidity and layers of textures, WEN PAN evokes characters in a balance of subtlety and freedom. The design journey always starts with human traces and the attitude from the common people, ending with timeless deconstructed pieces, which translate brokenness into delicacy.
WEN PAN shows an image of quietness in chaos, and celebrates the confidence in imperfection. The brand appeals to women with a similarly strong sense of individuality as they offer garments that nourish women’s needs of style on an emotional level. WEN PAN provides a way to project their strength of character and translate an attitude through a piece.
The brand explores the beauty of brokenness, traces of human presence, Chinese ancient recluses and the 1990 grunge. The SS20 collection will return with contrasting floral prints and textures, mixing fragile linen layers and sheer silk fabrics with rough cotton drapery and asymmetric cutting. Wen continues using utility wear with workwear detailing in a palette of muted greens and faded sandy cream.