TOTEM FASHION LONDON welcomes XU ZHI !
XU ZHI is an independent young designer brand. After gaining academic experience at Central Saint Martins, the founder and designer Xuzhi Chen worked in a number of emerging designers’ studios, including Craig Green and J.W. Anderson. In 2014, Xuzhi Chen established his London studio and has now launched his ready to wear collection.
TOTEM FASHION LONDON welcomes Helen Lawrence !
Helen Lawrence hails from Whitley Bay, outside of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. She gained a textile degree at Chelsea College of Art & Design before going onto the MA Fashion at Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2012. She soon started collaborating with CSM classmate and menswear talent Craig Green on his covetable knitwear. Debuting her eponymous label with Fashion East for Autumn/Winter 2014, she caught the eye of esteemed press and buyers with her cosy brushed mohair two-pieces, blanket coats and sweaters with PVC scribble stitch embroidery. All fabrics are created by Helen in-house. Building on her signature shapes for Spring/Summer 2015, a second outing with Fashion East saw her hand-crafted knits paired with latex pieces. Leading international stores including Opening Ceremony and Concento now stock Helen Lawrence.