WEN PAN is a London based womenswear label launched in 2018 and now in its third season. The brand fuses the spirit of oriental recluses with romantic grunge aesthetics. By using raw fluidity and layers of textures, WEN PAN evokes characters in a balance of subtlety and freedom. The design journey always starts with human traces and the attitude from the common people, ending with timeless deconstructed pieces, which translate brokenness into delicacy. WEN PAN shows an image of quietness in chaos, and celebrates the confidence in imperfection. The brand appeals to women with a similarly strong sense of individuality as they offer garments that nourish women’s needs of style on an emotional level. WEN PAN provides a way to project their strength of character and translate an attitude through a piece.
The brand explores the beauty of brokenness, traces of human presence, Chinese ancient recluses and the 1990 grunge. The SS20 collection returns with contrasting floral prints and textures, mixing fragile linen layers and sheer silk fabrics with rough cotton drapery and asymmetric cutting. Wen continues using utility wear with workwear detailing in a palette of muted greens and faded sandy cream.
Having shown previously in Shanghai and Paris, WEN PAN boasts a global stockist list including; Opening Ceremony (NYC & LA), Espejto, YMOYNOT, YoungBritishDesigners, CHUSHI and Selfridges, where her AW19 work is currently part of the Design Gallery Installation. Wen graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2015. Before launching her namesake label, Wen undertook several successful stints at renowned fashion houses including Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen and Uma Wang.