- Can you use three words to describe the identity of your label?
- <Jenny> Delicacy, yuppie, sexy.
- What did you think about “Made in China” 5 years ago and what about now?
- <Jenny> 5 years ago, many made-in-china products were relatively good quality but mostly replica, fakes or productions from other labels. To be exact, products were ‘manufactured’ in China, without design. Nowadays, more time and effort has been dedicated to original design and quality-improvement.
- Who would you consider as the most important people in your career life?
- <Jenny> My previous boss. <Sandra> Jenny
- What do you think you would be doing if you didn’t become a designer?
- <Jenny> Nail salon owner. <S> A detective.
- What’s your favourite city in the world, and why?
- <Jenny> Shanghai. <Sandra> Paris. It has everything I love.
- What is your favourite fabric to work with?
- <Jenny> New fabrics created by us. <Sandra>Innovative fabrics.
- 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?
- <Jenny> Purple. <Sandra> White.
- Coffee or tea?
- <Jenny> Coffee. <Sandra>Tea.
- Cats or dogs?
- <Jenny> Dogs. <Sandra> Dogs.
- Fill in the blank. I cannot live without___.
- <Jenny> Oxygen. <Sandra> Thinking.
The masterminds behind Moitie Moitie, Sandra Pan and Jenny Zheng were university alumni at China Academy of Art. The perfect combination of Pan specializing in fashion design and Zheng knowing the in-and-outs of textile design paved the way to their future success. Although attended the same university, they didn’t meet till after graduation when they both started working in the same clothing company in Shanghai. During an afternoon coffee break, they discovered the similarity and vision they share- an artistic taste, creative skills and passion in hats. So, a casual conversation turned into the birth of Moitie Moitie.
- Shanghai, China
- China Academy of Art
Meaning “Half Half” in French, Moitie Moitie is a luxury accessory label aims to deconstruct traditional ideas and reinvent conventions in hats. Interpreting the marriage between the classics and the modern, the traditional and the innovative, the trendy and the individual, Moitie Moitie believes conflict could be beautiful. In a hope to bring the best quality accessories to its believers, Sandra and Jenny spent a lot of time in sourcing materials or even creating their own signature fabrics.