Barney Cheng took Textile and Design courses at the Royal College of Art in London and Fashion Illustration and History of European Costume at the Parson’s School of Design in Paris, before graduating from The University of Waterloo, Canada with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts Studio Option. Since starting his design studio Yenrabi Limited on Wyndham Street in 1993, Barney’s presence in the fashion industry has led him to become one of Hong Kong’s most renowned fashion designers. Other than offering exquisite evening and wedding gown designs, Barney’s expertise also stretch to the recreation of cultural ‘Cheongsams’ with a modern flair. Ultimately, his entrance-making gowns have earned him the likes of international celebrities and political figures, such as Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li and the Hong Kong Chief Executive Mrs. Carrie Lam, to name a few. Famed for his extravagant yet simple style, Barney believes finding an equilibrium is key, whether it be balancing lavish detailing with an effortless silhouette or between functionality and aesthetics. The translation of this design philosophy extends to exotic skin items, jewels and high-end corporate uniform designs. With his flawlessly tailored and executed designs, he has found kindred souls both near and far. Barney Cheng was in Forbes’s top 25 Most Influential Chinese in Global Fashion in year 2010, is an active participant in the Hong Kong design scene and bestowed with an honorary Fellowship for the Vocational Training Council in Hong Kong in year 2015. Barney Cheng is currently on the board of directors for Hong Kong Design Centre.
The Barney Cheng DNA is 'Extravagant Simplicity' – they create bespoke pieces that are simply exquisite and take great care in finding outstanding specialty fabrics. All hand embellishments adhere to the haute couture tradition. For this dress, we played with convention to highlight the juxtaposition between modern silhouette and traditional art of embroidery.
Barney Cheng 品牌一向都以「奢華的簡約」 風格亮相。我們在尋找優質面料時非常謹慎，創造出簡約精緻的高端訂制單品。所有釘珠和刺繡都遵循高訂的傳統手工。這件作品我們結合了東方和西方的韻味，發揮現代時裝的輪廓感和傳統的刺繡藝術。