The UMA WANG Fall/Winter 2021 Collection began with a dream; a collection of visual frames that Uma was only able to put into words with a poem.
A subconscious museum——
Ancient sea/Survivor’s ship
Falling roses/Goldfish cruising through/Blankets scented of animals’ smell
Bizarre magics/Geometric fables/A sense of drama in poker.
Facing alone the illusions of the past and present
Collecting the dreams/Sculpting the shapes/Constructing the poetic world.
Silk/Wool/Hemp——Weaving three textures of dreams
Traces of tea/Mottles of velvet——Giving time to fantasy
Don’t forget what Klein Blue once described to you——
The blowing wind, roaming clouds, and the dusk-face.
——words by Uma Wang.
The collection film explores the doors of the mind with fragments of moments and memories: a survivor’s ship, a poker game, a window to freedom, a neverending staircase. The collection manifests the same creative sequences: coffee dye, playing cards print, Klein blue, intricate stripes.
Uma Wang has a poetic mind. Her collections live in a cerebral world where every detail – fabrics, finishes, prints, colors, shapes – becomes an artifact that serves the story telling. With this collection she offers an intimate look into her own subconscious mind, one that resembles a clandestine museum.
Uma Wang, Chinese name is Wang Zhi. She trained at the Dong Hua University in Shanghai and Central Saint Martins in London. Since the establishment of the personal brand in 2009, she has gained an international reputation for her unique understanding of fabrics, exquisite tailoring, and balancing sophistication with timeless aesthetics. She is the first Chinese designer that entered the calendar of Milan Fashion Week and joined the schedule of Paris Fashion Week in 2017. Her unique style has attracted the attention of the top buyers in the world. UMA WANG brand has covered more than 30 countries in the world, including China, Japan, Italy, France, and the United States. Uma Wang entered the 2015 Forbes China Designers list and was chosen by the BoF 500 for six consecutive years (“The People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry”). Vogue Italia proclaimed her the “Up and Coming Talent” that deserved more worldwide attention. In 2012, the Council of Fashion Designers of America picked her for its inaugural China Exchange program. The international fashion industry regards Uma as one of the leading figures in contemporary Chinese designers.
All images courtesy of Uma Wang