If there were a face for multi-cultural, cross-disciplinary talent then there would be no need to look further than designer Han Feng. As one of the most sought after in the world, she has managed to find recognition in not only her clothing and accessories but also for her costume and exhibition designs. Unlike Feng, few have found a way of unifying contemporary Chinese style and culture with a global perspective.
“When I left China 20 years ago, everyone was wearing the same thing,” says the Nanjing-born designer. “My aim is for my clothing to express the freedom and fearlessness of the West, and the history and tradition of the East.”
After graduating from the China Academy of Fine Art in Hangzou, Feng moved to New York City in 1985 where she began her career in fashion. Since then she has found success in designing for operatic productions such as Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Handel’s Semele. She has expanded her talents further into interior design and installations and, after much success in the US, Feng returned to China to relocate her showroom in Shanghai.
Create cultural elegance with Han Feng at the Design Indaba Conference from 24 to 26 February 2010.