Designer Angel Chen is a rising star in fashion, receiving much praise for her East-meets-West streetwear aesthetic. In 2017, she made Business of Fashion’s BoF500 list and became the first Chinese designer ever to collaborate with H&M in 2019. Chen was also a fan favorite on Netflix’s Next in Fashion competition series this year and didn’t get eliminated until the show’s second-to-last episode. South Korean designer Minju Kim won top prize but the two caused much fanfare when they teamed up as the “dragon princesses” to win episode 4’s “Streetwear” challenge.
Since the show, Chen has stepped into the limelight with more industry influencers taking notice of her work. The 2018 International Woolmark Prize winner was tapped by adidas this year for a ping-pong and martial arts-inspired collection of colorful footwear and apparel. Canada Goose also made the call to Chen for a collaborative capsule of outerwear and dresses for the young visionary’s SS21 collection. Lastly, Chen had the chance to work with L’Officiel’s Styled to a T series where she interpreted collections from American jeweler Tiffany & Co. with her own creations.