The inaugural collection of i-am-chen playground is an all-knitwear collection that conveys playfulness and lightness while the garments are underpinned by highly intricate and sophisticated fabric structures. The elaborate patterns, rich colours and distinct textures are all knitted into one integral piece of seamless fabric. The collection is offering a new knitwear that renders a smooth surface that bears intricacy within a harmonious whole, as if the fabrics are born this way, natural and pristine. This collection redefines knitwear.
Zhi Chen dropped out of university as an engineering student in China to pursue her dream in fashion. She eventually won a national scholarship to study at the Parsons school of design for one year. Chen then continued her study at the London College of Fashion and graduated with distinction in 2017. She founded i-am-chen shortly after her graduation.
Chen sees herself as a technician rather than a fashion designer. She spends long hours in factories on studying machines and exploiting their capabilities in fabric making. While contemporary art feeds Chen profound inspiration for her design, practicality dictates the final product of every work of i-am-chen. She strives to combine aesthetics and technology to deliver immaculate chic pieces comprised of stunningly intricate fabrics, developed independently by chen.
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