Stalked: Johnny Wang, Emerging Designer, BCollide

20 March 2015

Johnny Wang is the founder and designer of the very exciting emerging fashion brand, by is pushing the boundaries of how we look at everyday garments. After graduating in 2012, he started the brand BCollide, his latest collection; OCD TEST OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) is a study of different obsessive and compulsive reactions to an often ignored phenomenon that is 'mis-alignment'. 

I caught up with him about his brand and his love this industry.

What do you love about being a designer and how did you get into fashion?

I’m a designer as well as an entrepreneur, as I’m designing for the label, and also running the business. I love pushing my limits and exhausting resources to build and grow the collection and the business. I studied media and communications before I got into the fashion. Almost all my friends tried to convince me to become a designer. There was a point when I was on a very reputable TV Production programme and took a leap of faith, and switched to fashion design.




What influences your designs? 

Everything around me influences me. My observations, reflections, and conversations with interesting people.


What are you most proud of so far in your work?

We held a private preview in December 2014. Seeing guests trying the clothes on and making private orders have been the highlight since the incorporation of the company. One of my private clients said that the clothes transformed once worn on the body, and that the clothes were unique but also easily styled into an outfit.


If you could live in another city where would it be and why? 

I’d visit another city, but not live there. I can’t picture myself living anywhere else apart London. I may change in the future and start wishing to reside. Let’s see. 


What advice would you give to fashion students graduating this year? 

Be delightful, diligent, and determined.

Where do you shop in London and where do you eat?

My studio is in Soho. I shop at places near my studio now, and only shop rarely. I also shop online sometimes for things I really want but are only stocked by an independent shop overseas. For food and drinks (and service), I like Barshu and Bob Bob Ricard in Soho, Bumpkin and The Pembroke on Old Brompton Road, The Bridge and The Red Lion in Barnes.

Five items you can't live without?

My vintage yellow citrine ring, the moral for life my mum passed onto me, my goals, teas, my newly appointed studio manager Jennifer!


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5 comments

  1. Stunning look. *__*
    New post is online...

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  2. OMG - I love the circle cut-out detail! So fresh.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.nz/

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  3. Omg I love these! That shirt. WOW! Where can I buy??

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  4. Lovely post, interesting and quite different pieces!!! ;) xo

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