London never seems to be short of design talent, so it's significant when a designer is able to attract the attention of the industry. JH.Zane, the label created by young British womenswear designer Juhao Zeng, however, has that sort of risk-taking confidence found both in his designs and his abilities (he started JH.Zane just two years after university) – qualities needed to grow and survive.
The JH.Zane SS15 collection is an exploration of abstraction and digital print, combined with his favoured androgynous tailoring and voluminous construction. Prints were cleverly placed to add a unique dimension to tops, trousers and dresses. Pieces with multicoloured fabrics were colour-blocked and edges were left unfinished, resembling torn paper. A sporty sophistication, with details like athletic v-necks and drawstrings, runs throughout the collection. Remember his name.
Text by Alexandra Sarabia