Moments out of London College of Fashion and Wang already nabbed a spot on the UK’s fashion-forward e-tailer asos.com. In July the Chinese talent won its LTD 100 award — as vetted by other clever Brits, including designers Markus Lupfer and Tim Soar as well as style blogger Susie Bubble — and sold a series of her one off, digitally printed jackets and trousers through the site. The images — mirrors and buildings floating on an expanse of clouds — are one part Phantom Zone and one part Archigram magazine, a riff on those golden hour sunsets descending on kitschy Hawaiian shirts. But the cuts had none of this nostalgia.
Wang applied various interpretations of the print on razor sharp jackets, long and short, shown with matching knee shorts and cropped trousers. But it’s not just the trippy landscapes that distinguish Wang’s inaugural line. A pair of pants feature wave-like folds at the hip, while one of the jackets is topped with a graduated four-layer collar. A protégé of Giles Deacon, she uses these tailoring effects to amp up the psychedelia impeccably.