- Can you use three words to describe the identity of your label?
- Quirky, Androgyny, Tailored
- What did you think about “Made in China” 5 years ago and what about now?
- I think 5 years ago, made in China was almost equivalent to massive quantities. But now, it is definitely more cautious on quality control and exclusivity. Obviously, we can’t expect the whole society to change over night and suddenly reach the standard of Italy, but we are definitely on the right track, slowly and surely.
- Who would you consider as the most important people in your career life?
- My family.
- What do you think you would be doing if you didn’t become a designer?
- A Stylist, maybe.
- What’s your favourite city in the world, and why?
- Paris. Food, food and food!
- What is your favourite fabric to work with?
- Heavy duty type.
- If you have to pick only one shade of colour for you to work with for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
- Coffee or tea?
- Cats or dogs?
- I have both.
- Fill in the blank. I cannot live without___
- My phone.
After graduating in 2011 from Winchester School of Art, Juhao Zeng was trained professionally in Katie Eary’s and Gareth Pugh’s studios, while establishing himself as a freelance stylist with editorials published in a wide variety of magazines. Wanting to integrate his artistic and graphic design background to fashion design, Zeng believed that bringing an art concept to life is one of the most beautiful parts of being a designer. After two years of refining practical skills and defining his personal aesthetic, Zeng rebooted and launched his label JH ZANE in 2013. Started from a humble beginning, Zeng has stood out from the crowd and become one of the never-before-seen talents in the London fashion scene.
- London, UK
- Winchester School of Art
Androgyny is the key style reflected throughout JH ZANE’s designs. Tailored for modern and forward-thinking women, JH Zane is not only a fashion label, but has also become an attitude- live confidently and comfortably for yourselves, not others. It aims to refine the basics with unique twist- subtle details, new textures and innovative prints, yet still offers the feminine and classic silhouettes. JH ZANE's past collections have been featured in many high-profile magazines, such as Vouge Italy, In Style UK, Hunger Magazine, just to name a few. It's a label about finding the perfect balance between quirky and classic, raw and polished, minimal and feminine, tough and soft.