SHUI CHEN is a New York based fashion studio led by Creative Director and Designer Shui ("Su-ee") Chen, a sculptural artist turned fashion designer.
Chen developed a passion for mixed media sculpting while studying Fine Arts in Tainan, and subsequently applied sculpting to her unique approach to fashion while completing studies in Fashion Design from Columbia College in Chicago.
"Shui", which means simple and clean in Chinese, encapsulates Chen’s personal style and design philosophy. Chen started her eponymous line in New York in 2010 with a vision to make high quality clothing that is sculptural, but simple and highly wearable,“with an ease.”
Chen’s creative process is to start and end with conviction in the material. Chen travels the world to source the highest quality fabrics. Then, as in sculptural art, Chen is in constant conversation with the material, “listening to what the it wants to become.”
Through this process, Chen has created clean, innovative designs such as her breakthrough sculptural cowl neck knitwear. These designs are known for their timelessness and versatility, as they can easily be styled to go from work to dinner or an evening out, or even enjoyed with tights and sneakers on a casual weekend.
All SHUI CHEN pieces are designed and produced in New York to ensure the highest quality craftsmanship, and to support the NYC fashion industry.