XU ZHI

About

The Brand

Xu Zhi is a luxury London based Chinese label with a contemporary attitude to both aesthetic and craftsmanship. The approach from the start has been focused on simplicity through intricacy — projecting a unmistakable level of quality for both the trained and untrained eye.

With material innovation at the heart of every piece, Xu Zhi not only creates designs synonymous with the brand, but has also developed a construction technique unique to the atelier. Still within its first five years, Xu Zhi has achieved niche and retail success — resonating in both European and Asian markets.

As well as this, Xu Zhi continues to experiment with both material and technique showcasing collections in London, Paris, Milan and China.

The Designer

Xuzhi Chen was born in China and went on to train in womenswear design at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design in London, then worked for industry boundary-pushers J.W. Anderson and Craig Green. Influenced creatively by the city, London became an obvious choice of location to begin his brand.

After establishing his signature technique of yarn and embroidery with his graduate collection, Chen was soon nominated for the H&M Design Awards in 2015, the infamous LVMH Prize in 2016, followed shortly after by the Woolmark Prize in the same year. The combination of technical skill and curiosity in fabric experimentation has resulted in commercial success as well as creative collaborations with numerous well -established brands.

Awards

International Woolmark Prize (Nominated)
LVMH Prize (Nominated)
H&M Design Award (Nominated)

Contact

Press

MAY (International)

media@mayconcepts.com
0044 2037 244 177

DIA (China & HK)

DIA Creative Communications
zemira@diacommunications.com

Studio

A102 Lighthouse Studios

73-75 Shackelwell Lane
London E8 2EB UK

contact@xuzhi.co.uk
00 44 2033 023 700

Sales

The Alphabet (International)

info@the-alphabet.co.uk

Tube Showroom (China & HK)

zemira@diacommunications.com

Follow

Instagram @xu_zhi_

Stockists

Canada

Want Apothecary Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal

USA

Want Apothecary New york

United Kingdom

Dover Street Market London Nellie and Dove

Oxfordshire

France

Sprezzatura Paris

Italy

UP ART

Milan

Japan

221RESTIR Tokyo, Osaka Opening Ceremony Tokyo Hankyu Hanshin Department Store Osaka Via Bus Stop Tokyo Beams Tokyo Why Are You Here? Osaka

China

Lane Crawford Beijing, Shanghai Assemble by RÉEL Shanghai Dong Liang Beijing, Shanghai MDC

Shanghai

SKP Beijing Cachet

Beijing

The Backroom Beijing, Shanghai Blank

Shanghai

Joy Market

Nanjing

Hug Chengdu My Four Seasons

Chengdu

Marcci House

Taiyuan

Bobaolon

Shanghai

Mei Shang Mei Shang

Beijing

YMOYNOT

Guangzhou

Wild Jam

Shanghai

So Free

Dalian

La Pensee

Ningbo

Eshu

Taiyuan

Clue

Chengdu

Hong Kong

Lane Crawford Hong Kong D-Mop Hong Kong

Taiwan

MAISON NOIR Taipei

Korea

Han Style Korea

Indonesia

Jade

Jarkata

Saudi Arabia

LE 66 Riyadh

UAE

Sauce Dubai

Eypty

Villa Baboushka

Caro

Nigeria

Alara Concepts Lagos