Feng Chen Wang describes her aesthetic as “future-modern, authentic and multidimensional.” A 2016 LVMH Prize nominee, Wang pushes the boundaries of creativity with her conceptual cuts — oversized silhouettes, patchwork fabrication and abstract details are some of her design calling cards.
In her FW20 presentation, the Chinese-born designer upped the degree of difficulty in her construction methods — robust structures and intricate details were present in oversized bomber jackets, down-panelled trench coats and precisely-pieced leather garments. Everything looked futuristic but segmentation between colors, fabrics and fit signaled extreme versatility for the wearer. The shredded knits and netted tops also allowed for more balanced layering. All-in-all, the range stayed true to Wang’s “multidimensional” leanings as a progressive designer.
2020 was also the year for more Converse collabs featuring the rising talent. Her first drop alongside the sneaker label was for the Pro Leather model featuring a 2-in-1 layered look. The sliced construction of the uppers gave the illusion of wearing one sneaker inside another one. An additional release for the famed Jack Purcell also saw the light of day which was accompanied by apparel. The model featured a multi-layered look once again but with asymmetric panels and slit cutouts on the upper’s base. Lastly, Wang returned to the 2-in-1 design for the Chuck 70, only this time, the sliced side and front made way for contrasting color panels.