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There are black-tie dresses and then there are black-tie dresses. This is something Newgen-winner Huishan Zhang knows only too well, as his unique cocktail dresses infusing modern elegance with old-school craftsmanship have made the fashion world (ahem, including Alexa Chung and Anna Wintour) sit up and take notice.
While in the midst of planning a trip to China, Zhang showed us around his studio space and talked design, career highlights, and celebrity dressing. Come along and we'll give you the tour.
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Photographed by Claire Pepper