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Chinese-born and London-based designer Huishan Zhang is building a luxury brand synonymous with femininity and romance. Drawing influence from both his Eastern heritage and Western surrounds, Zhang’s collections as part of the Swarovski Collective have showcased the versatility of Swarovski crystal and how it can be applied to traditional Chinese embroideries; occasionally adding avant-garde details such as Swarovski crystal zips to elegant silhouettes.


AW 2015 COLLECTION

A mix of exquisite eveningwear, stunning outerwear, and even modernised tweed, Huishan Zhang's Fall/Winter 2015 collection was perfectly suited to the presentation's venue, the Rosewood London Hotel's Mirror Room. A bespoke crystal motif served as the finishing touch on several pieces while a full-length gown stunned with a crystallized grid overlaying black chiffon.

 

SS 2015 COLLECTION

Crystallized calligraphy, Chinese letters and brightly colored embellishments brought fun to the fifties style of Huishan Zhang's collection.

"For this summer season, we’re trying some very playful crystal embellishment techniques; it’s really great that the Swarovski Collective can support that kind of innovation and excitement in design" Huishan Zhang.

 

SS 2014 COLLECTION

Luxurious lace, smocking and Swarovski crystal droplets feature across Huishan Zhang’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, which is inspired by the work of photographer Man Ray and his unique approach to the female figure; think Chinese mathematics meets Madeleine Vionnet’s draping techniques.

 

AW 2013 COLLECTION

“The Swarovski Collective is a great platform. It means reorganization and encouragement to my work; it is a wonderful support to a Chinese designer on a very international fashion stage.” – Huishan Zhang

 

SS 2013 COLLECTION

"Being part of Swarovski is something I am very honored to be part of as it symbolises a certain recognition in the luxury market." – Huishan Zhang