Angel Chen is quickly becoming one of the brightest creative talents to emerge from China’s nascent fashion scene. The name behind the brand, Angel Chen, moved to London at the age of 17 to study at the prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design. Angel cut her teeth working for a number of high-profile brands in New York. From the moment she first showed her graduate collection however it has been clear that Angel possesses a singular fashion voice that could only come from the distinctive way that she fuses her experience of Eastern and Western culture. This remains the case with each new collection she puts out under the eponymous brand founded in 2014, which she describes as “innovative, colourful, unrestrained and expressive.”
These four words could equally be applied to Angel Chen’s first team-up with adidas, which takes the form of four new footwear styles. Each is presented in two colourways and, in their brightly playful execution, channel the mood and look of 80s and 90s fashion and creative scenes from around the world.