i-am-chen is an all-knitwear label that strives to bring a fun and light-hearted spirit to its audience.
In today’s fashion world obsessed with imposing solemn concepts on clothing, designer Zhi Chen turns to the playfulness and cheerfulness embodied by the art- works of Alexander Calder and David Hockney.i-am-chen’s designer, Zhi Chen started university as an engineering student, but quickly switched to pursue her dream in design.
She started learning to draw as a complete beginner and managed to get in Donghua University’s Fashion Design program.
After she finished university, Chen was awarded a national scholarship to study at the Parsons School of Design, and continued her study at the London College of Fashion. In 2017, Chen graduated from the master’s program with distinction at LCF.
Since i-am-chen was established in 2017, Zhi Chen has recieved signigicant international recognition including, the 2018/2019 International Woolmark Prize, Business Potential Award by Shanghai Fashion Week 2018, and was commissioned by the MoMA to participate in the 2018 exhibition, “Items: Is Fashion Modern?”