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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.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Chinese Womenswear Fashion Designer Rong Zhang established her label in 2017. Rong’s collection is defined by its artistic fusion of craftsmanship, modern femininity, and youth culture influences with a sense of refined ease. Rong Zhang received her Bachelor degree in Womenwear from London Collage of Fashion in 2015, and Master Fashion Design Degree in School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017.

At first an elaborate collection of Womenswear quickly attracted attention, enabling the fledgling designer to show on-schedule during 2017 New York Fashion Week, Austin Fashion Week and Chicago Midwest Fashion Week, and received the extraordinary nomination ‘Austin Fashion Week Top 5 Runway Shows’ by Orange Magazine. Following the Fashion Week, Rong is appointed Designer of Han Wen Studio, and participated the S/S 18, Pre Fall 17, A/W 18 Collection design of Han Wen Studio.

ORGANIZATION:
Vivia International Trading Company

NON-DESIGN OCCUPATION:
Abrasive wheel former Industrial production, manufacture, metal

EDUCATION:
• MDes, Fashion, Body and Garment, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015-­‐ 2017
• BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology, Womenswear, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 2012-­‐ 2015
• Cert HE, International Preparation for Fashion, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, 2011—2012
• Cert HE, Fashion Design, Raffles Design Institution, China, 2010—2011

EXPERIENCE:
2018-Current, Design Director, Vivia International Trading Company, QINGDAO/CHINA.

2017, Freelance Designer, 3.1 Phillip Lim, NEW YORK/USA.

2016-2017, Design Intern,Vera Wang, NEW YORK/USA.

2016-2017, Freelance Designer (Fur and Evening Gown), J. Mendel, NEW YORK/USA.

2014,Design Intern, JW Anderson studio, LONDON/UNITED KINGDOM.

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
2017, "SAIC Window Exhibition", Sullivan Center, CHICAGO/UNITE STATES.

2017, "PLITZS New York City Fashion Week", Hotel Pennsylvania, NEW YORK/UNITE STATES.

2017, "Austin Fashion Week: FashionX Runway", JW Marriott , AUSTIN/UNITE STATES.

2017, "Midwest Fashion Week", Godfrey Hotel , CHICAGO/UNITE STATES.

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
2017, "SAIC Design Show", Block Thirty Seven, With School of the Art Institute of Chicago, CHICAGO/UNITE STATES.

2016, " Costume Colloquium V- Restraint and Excess in Dress", Palazzo Coppini, With Shaly Guo and Vincent Yu, FLORANCE/ITALY.

EVENTS:
2018, "Ivy League Spring Festival Gala Fashion Show", Designer, Harvard University, BOSTON/UNITE STATES.

2018, "ETFashion Global Design Awards", Jury Member, BOSTON/UNITE STATES.

AWARDS:
2018, Winner, K Design Award, SHANGHAI/CHINA.

2018, PLATINUM Award Winner, ADesign Award, COMO/ITALY.

2017, Finalist, Arts of Fashion Competition, SAN FRANCISCO/UNITE STATES.

2016, TOP 15, Design For Tomorrow Award, BERLIN/GERMAN.

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2018, "Emerging Women Designer Rong Zhang", Modern Weekly, April, SHANHAI/CHINA.

2017, "EXILE", Vogue Italy, pages 14, May, ONLINE PUBLISHING/ITALY.

2017, "ANOMALY", Vogue Italy, pages 23, MAY, ONLINE PUBLISHING/ITALY.

2017, "Made In Stone", Feroce Magazine, pages 34-39, JULY, ONLINE PUBLISHING/UNITED STATES.

2017, "The Royal Family", Volant Magazine, JUNE, ONLINE PUBLISHING/UNITED STATES.

2017, "RONG ZHANG", The Editoral QC Magazine , Issue 3, September, THE QUAD CITIES/UNITED STATES.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English, Mandarin

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Adobe Illustrator, Advanced
Adobe Photoshop, Advanced.
Adobe Indesign, Advanced.
Windows Excel, Advanced.
Windows PPT, Advanced.
Windows WORD, Advanced.

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2018, ETFashion Global Design Awards, Jury Member, BOSTON/UNITE STATES.

HOBBIES:
Ski
Piano

WEB SITE:
http://www.rong-zhang.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://www.rong-zhang.com

RSS URL:
http://www.rong-zhang.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-01-26 16:05:36

COUNTRY:
China

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Young

Awards received by RONG ZHANG


Traces Womenswear Collection

Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design Category in 2017
Rong Zhang for Rong Zhang

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