RONG ZHANG

Specialized in Fashion Design.

RONG ZHANG

About RONG ZHANG

Rong Zhang is a Chinese Womenswear Fashion Designer. Her collection is defined by its artistic fusion of craftsmanship, modern femininity, and youth culture influences with a sense of refined ease. Inspiration drawn from contemporary art, subculture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the manipulation of fabrics. Balanced between tradition and modernity, harmony and contradiction, Rong creates thought-provoking silhouettes through breaking the garment stereotype. Rong Zhang received her Bachelor degree in Womenwear from London Collage of Fashion in 2015. Using rich and geometrical patterns, the art of folding, creating volume through construction, Rong’s undergraduate collection has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue. Currently, Rong graduated from the Master Fashion Design Degree in School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

  • Winner of 2 A' Design Awards.
  • Specialized in Fashion Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Fashion
Traces Womenswear Collection

Traces Womenswear Collection

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Above the Cloud Womenswear Collection

Above the Cloud Womenswear Collection

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Interview with RONG ZHANG

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
Under the influence of my parents, who engage in trading children clothing, I have grown up with an unyielding interest in clothing color and fabric. I often painted the sketches of costumes in my imagination and sewed clothes for baby dolls. I steadfastly insist that clothes are alive in the hands of the owner's personality and designer’s ideas. After graduating from high school, I believed in my enduring passion in fashion design and strong spatial imagination. Therefore, I decided to give up the study of science and decided to get into costume design profession.
Can you tell us more about your company / design studio?
I am a Chinese Womenswear Fashion Designer. My collection is defined by its artistic fusion of craftsmanship, modern femininity, and youth culture influences with a sense of refined ease.Balanced between tradition and modernity, harmony and contradiction, I creates thought-provoking silhouettes through breaking the garment stereotype. I received her Bachelor degree in Womenwear from London Collage of Fashion in 2015. Using rich and geometrical patterns, the art of folding, creating volume through construction, My undergraduate collection has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue. For the intricately crafted, multi-layered garments and explorations into digital printing, digital embroidery and weaving techniques, my collections has been selected for ‘The Chinese Festival’ Exhibition in London V&A Museum 2013, ‘1ndependent15’ Design Show in London 2015 and ‘The Costume Colloquium V-Restraint and Excess in Dress’ Exhibition in Florence 2016, ‘Midwest Fashion Week 2017’and ‘FashionX Runway Austin 2017’. In the past accolades have included ‘Raffles Design Institution First Year Scholarship’ (2010), ‘The top 15 Designer for Tomorrow Award’ (2015).
What is your most favorite design, could you please tell more about it?
Vivienne Westwood's fashion. Her distinctive style of work, the control over the entire design and selection of good ideas greatly impressed me. It also taught me how to judge the beauty of a design through the mix of a clear concept and different clothing items combination.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
I like playing with different fabric and fine art materials. I have use acrylic to transform the paper pattern into acrylic pattern for part of material in my fashion collection, which is interesting.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
the shape and construction, and the interesting way to play around texture
What kind of emotions do you feel when your designs are realized?
Sense of accomplishment but stressful, since the designs still can be improved and better.
How do you think the "design field" is evolving? What is the future of design?
the emerging of design will get faster, and connect with digital world
When was your last exhibition and where was it? And when do you want to hold your next exhibition?
SAIC Design Show,chicagoI plan to attend an exhibition at China in 2018.
Where does the design inspiration for your works come from? How do you feed your creativity? What are your sources of inspirations?
Inspiration drawn from contemporary art, subculture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the manipulation of fabrics. Balanced between tradition and modernity, harmony and contradiction, I am interesting to create thought-provoking silhouettes through breaking the garment stereotype.
How would you describe your design style? What made you explore more this style and what are the main characteristics of your style? What's your approach to design?
An artistic fusion of craftsmanship, modern femininity, and youth culture influences with a sense of refined ease.
Where do you live? Do you feel the cultural heritage of your country affects your designs? What are the pros and cons during designing as a result of living in your country?
I am born in China, the eastern culture has affected my design a lot, like the Chinese embroidery, costume and fabric. The traditional cultures of China has inspired my design and techniques, since I study fashion design at UK and US, which extend my vision.
How do you work with companies?
I am doing design and development for fashion companies. At free time, I am working as a fashion design teacher to help student on portfolio and techniques.
Can you talk a little about your design process?
depends on each collection. Some collections I start with researching, but some collections I start with draping or sketching. Then transform 2D ideas into 3D
Do you have any works-in-progress being designed that you would like to talk about?
The ideology of my latest is that when you erase the traces, you destroy beauty. Luck and Misfortune comes in turn. The things you experienced, no matter good or bad, they are part of your body.The starting point came from experimenting with Waving Textile and Bias Fabric Manipulation. Initially focused on making a garment installation, I waved the colorful elastic bands on the netting fabric, and transformed the 3D waving fabric into 2D digital printing. Moving on, I used digital printing images to develop new shapes and different fabric manipulation like the layering organza, the pearling edge georgette.
How can people contact you?
Email: rzhangvivia@gmail.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/rongzhang_fashion/Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/rong-zhang-679373115/

Designer of the Day Interview with RONG ZHANG

Could you please tell us about your experience as a designer, artist, architect or creator?
I am a Chinese Womenswear Fashion Designer. My collection is defined by its artistic fusion of craftsmanship, modern femininity, and youth culture influences with a sense of refined ease. Inspiration drawn from contemporary art, subculture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the manipulation of fabrics. Balanced between tradition and modernity, harmony and contradiction, I creates thought-provoking silhouettes through breaking the garment stereotype.
How did you become a designer?
Under the influence of my parents, who engage in trading children clothing, I have grown up with an unyielding interest in clothing color and fabric. I often painted the sketches of costumes in my imagination and sewed clothes for baby dolls. I steadfastly insist that clothes are alive in the hands of the owner's personality and designer’s ideas. After graduating from high school, I believed in my enduring passion in fashion design and strong spatial imagination. Therefore, I decided to give up the study of science and decided to get into costume design profession.
What are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
Initially focused on making a garment installation, I waved the colorful elastic bands on the netting fabric, and transformed the 3D waving fabric into 2D digital printing. Moving on, I used digital printing images to develop new shapes and different fabric manipulation like the layering organza, the pearling edge georgette.
What is your growth path? What are your future plans? What is your dream design project?
I received her Bachelor degree in Womenwear from London Collage of Fashion in 2015. Using rich and geometrical patterns, the art of folding, creating volume through construction, my undergraduate collection has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue. For the intricately crafted, multi-layered garments and explorations into digital printing, digital embroidery and weaving techniques, my collections has been selected for ‘The Chinese Festival’ Exhibition in London V&A Museum 2013, ‘1ndependent15’ Design Show in London 2015 and ‘The Costume Colloquium V-Restraint and Excess in Dress’ Exhibition in Florence 2016, ‘Midwest Fashion Week 2017’and ‘FashionX Runway Austin 2017’. In the past accolades have included ‘Raffles Design Institution First Year Scholarship’ (2010), ‘The top 15 Designer for Tomorrow Award’ (2015).In future, I plan to set up personal design brand.
What is your day to day look like?
I would like to sleep and wake up early everyday, and focus on work after a simple breakfast.
How do you keep up with latest design trends? To what extent do design trends matter?
In spare time, I like go through the magazine and galleries, to catch up the new trends.
How do you decide if your design is ready?
When the design has been finished and reach more than 90 percent to my imagination
What is your biggest design work?
The latest 'Traces' Collection, which took me one year to finished everything from researching.
Who is your favourite designer?
Vivienne Westwood's fashion. Her distinctive style of work, the control over the entire design and selection of good ideas greatly impressed me. It also taught me how to judge the beauty of a design through the mix of a clear concept and different clothing items combination.
Would you tell us a bit about your lifestyle and culture?
I am born in China, the eastern culture has affected my design a lot, like the Chinese embroidery, costume and fabric. The traditional cultures of China has inspired my design and techniques, since I study fashion design at UK and US, which extend my vision.
Would you tell us more about your work culture and business philosophy?
Normally I worked by myself, but I collaborate with many people from other field like photographers, makeup artists and models.
What positive experiences you had when you attend the A’ Design Award?
A’ Design Award gives me a great platform to evaluate my designs, and meet many talented designers around the world

Extended Interview with RONG ZHANG

Could you please tell us about your experience as a designer, artist, architect or creator?
I am a Chinese Womenswear Fashion Designer. My collection is defined by its artistic fusion of craftsmanship, modern femininity, and youth culture influences with a sense of refined ease.Balanced between tradition and modernity, harmony and contradiction, I creates thought-provoking silhouettes through breaking the garment stereotype. I received her Bachelor degree in Womenwear from London Collage of Fashion in 2015. Using rich and geometrical patterns, the art of folding, creating volume through construction, My undergraduate collection has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue. For the intricately crafted, multi-layered garments and explorations into digital printing, digital embroidery and weaving techniques, my collections has been selected for ‘The Chinese Festival’ Exhibition in London V&A Museum 2013, ‘1ndependent15’ Design Show in London 2015 and ‘The Costume Colloquium V-Restraint and Excess in Dress’ Exhibition in Florence 2016, ‘Midwest Fashion Week 2017’and ‘FashionX Runway Austin 2017’. In the past accolades have included ‘Raffles Design Institution First Year Scholarship’ (2010), ‘The top 15 Designer for Tomorrow Award’ (2015).
How did you become a designer?
Under the influence of my parents, who engage in trading children clothing, I have grown up with an unyielding interest in clothing color and fabric. I often painted the sketches of costumes in my imagination and sewed clothes for baby dolls. I steadfastly insist that clothes are alive in the hands of the owner's personality and designer’s ideas. After graduating from high school, I believed in my enduring passion in fashion design and strong spatial imagination. Therefore, I decided to give up the study of science and decided to get into costume design profession.
What are your priorities, technique and style when designing?
I love fashion design and become a designer followed with my heart
How do you know if a product or project is well designed? How do you define good design?
keep updating and improving my design, like materials and researching
How do you decide if your design is ready?
Susan Hefuna, her artworks of sketches and constructions has inspired the texture in my fashion collection
What is your biggest design work?
Vivienne Westwood. Her distinctive style of work, the control over the entire design and selection of good ideas greatly impressed me. It also taught me how to judge the beauty of a design through the mix of a clear concept and different clothing items combination.
Who is your favourite designer?
The latest collection 'Traces', I challenged different fabric manipulation like the layering organza, the pearling edge georgette. Finding inspiration from my personal art performance.

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