“Inhale the past, exhale the future.”

At one of Shanghai Fashion Week’s stand-out shows, Chinese label W.RONG debuted a Preciosa crystal-embellished collection that struck a careful balance between function and form.

On October 10th, W.RONG kicked off Shanghai Fashion week with a collection inspired by the words: “Inhale the past, exhale the future,” which took the form of an audio-visual celebration of the future of Chinese fashion. This season, designer Wang Changwrong breathed new life into traditional symbols of Chinese culture, such as Kunqu Opera and Tangram dissection puzzles, by incorporating their thematic elements into her modernist designs.

A major part of the collection was Ms. Changwrong’s use of crystals; her ability to integrate embellishment with functionalist streetwear is part of her brand’s allure, which has a significant following not only in Shenzhen, where she is based, but in many of the region’s fashion capitals, including Shanghai. Fans are drawn to W.RONG for its perfectly balanced sports-fashion aesthetic, which gives wearers high functionality without compromising on embellishment or visual expression.

W.RONG SS 2020