Anh Nguyen, a London-based fashion designer, graduated from the University of East London in 2019. His focus is menswear but always has an interest in womenswear and accessories.
Born and raised in Vietnam, Anh always mixes his Asian cultural background with his inspiration from the West where he had his studies in his designs. With an interest in lifestyle and cultures that surround him, Anh likes to bring out the contrasts of the same stories to the corporate that in his work.
Clearly shown in his graduate collection, Anh challenged the traditional menswear with unusual cuts and inspired by womenswear elements, at the same time drew out the past and present, the positive and negative energy, the constructions and the colours of the same concepts, to tell a story, to contradict and to compare them together.
His collection reminded people of the sad & tragic past of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 80s among gay men's community and at the same time, it brings energy, happiness and positivity into the present and the near future that HIV won't be able to harm people’s lives anymore.