Haizhen is originally from Dalian, China. He graduated from Central Saint Martins with an MA (Hons) in Womenswear, having completed a BA (Hons) in Design Technology at London College of Fashion. After graduating he worked for Max Mara, Boudicca and All Saints.
“Masculine femininity with architectural references. Classical tailoring, bold design joined with precision and impeccable quality.”
“Masculine, tailored jackets with an edge.”
“An extraordinary woman who is confident yet sensual and appreciates shape and form.”
“For AW13, I drew inspiration from architecture by looking at gothic style buildings - the multi-faceted constructions, their lines and the negative space of architectural lay plans. The same theme is also interpreted through looking at the contrasts revealed between masculine and feminine characteristics, and how proportions are displayed in human form.”
“I am always open to the culture surrounding me in my daily activities, and often find myself fascinated by photography, a tune or a story. This may lead to new, unexplored areas where a new source of inspiration can be found. A lot of my work is rooted within art history, both British tradition and foreign cultures.”
PLANS FOR 2013:
“I very much look forward to next year. This London Fashion Week I will present my first solo on-schedule show, which I am very excited about.”