NZFW 2019 | 5 mins with Cecilia Kang Couture

Cecilia Kang is a self-taught designer specializing in couture wear with uniqueness and distinctiveness. She makes everything by herself from scratch from patterning, designing and sewing to bring her vision to life. Her designs are well known for intricate details and making one of a kind pieces.

What inspired your collection?
I was experimenting with different fabric materials that influenced the whole collection. My research led me into the very essence of form and structure of different kinds of fabrics. Suddenly a galaxy became not just about moons, stars and space. My ideas evolved towards the different forms of shape in nature and of non-solids like gas – everything that surrounds us. The Galaxy/Intergalactic Extravaganza collection includes all forms of life expressed in artistic detail on my garments. And then ‘extravaganza’ because I am usually dressed quite over the top.

Name 3 NZ designers we should watch out for….
Myself?? Cecilia Kang Couture? Hahaha! Jokes…! I think all the designers that are showcasing at NZFW 2019 are exceptionally talented in their own way. I think every designer who are participating at the fashion week this year are one to watch and I am very excited what everyone will bring out on the runway.

Describe your quintessential customer…
There are no particular quintessential customers or age limit to my couture pieces but women from ages 20 to 60 likes my creations.

What’s your social media of choice?
I prefer Instagram social media platform because it is easy to engage with many different audiences and the layout is quite convenient to use.

Who do you love to follow and where?
I love to follow different local/international magazines such as black magazine, apparel magazine, FashioNZ and international vogue magazines! I love seeing different creativity in fashion on the instagram social media platform.

What are the top 3 songs on your Spotify playlist?
Daniel Avery – Sensation
Daniel Avery – diminuendo
Emika – Battles (kamikaze space programme)

Word association
New Zealand – Haka / All Blacks / Kiwi
Fashion – high end / elegant / unique
Music – Kpop / Lorde / dance / electronic
Art – fashion / colors / couture / everything
Winter – cold / snow / coat / electronic blanket
Holiday – cruise / tramping / beach / camping

Cecilia Kang Couture shows as part of ‘Emerging Couture – New Generation’ on Thursday 29 August as part of NZ Fashion Week.