Modern luxury lies in well thought out simplicity – lines drawn along thoughts grown out of a wealth of experiences and influences. So it is with Christina Cheng’s modern classic design.
Born into a Taiwanese naval family, her earliest influence was her mother’s 1930s Shanghai style. After studying English Literature at university, she sought out new experiences on a German cruise ship, where a fur fashion show inspired her to pursue a degree at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
It’s easy to trace the international influences in her work. The classic shapes of Chanel, the radicalism of Jean Paul Gaultier, the sophistication of Gianfranco Ferré, and the clarity of Scandinavian design are all easily grasped in her aesthetic.
This inheritance of global influences and appreciation of beauty, harmony, and balance manifest themselves in unique and classic pieces that take advantage of the organic luster of natural materials and complement the wearer.
Christina Cheng also designs for Doppeldecker, the aviation-inspired menswear and womenswear brand: Doppeldecker Design www.2decker.com