Missy Wu is a Chinese womenswear designer who gained training in China, Japan and UK. Having had education experiences in different countries lead to a heightened interest in the exploration of diversity in different cultures and ways of thinking, both informing her designs.
Missy has a feminine, twisted vision of female empowerment. She started thinking more about femininity during her MA at London College of Fashion and it was this concept that also inspired her master project.
Her 2019 S/S collection ‘THE SILENT ONES’ emphasises femininity of womenswear. Through simplifying the structure of the corset, which used to be a symbol of the restriction of women’s freedom, it has become modern and functional, and expresses the freedom of contemporary lady’s fashion. By using organic cotton, muslin and lace she highlights the importance of sustainability, which is the future when it comes to the development of the fashion industry according to Missy Wu.