Womenswear label SHAO YEN was founded by Central Saint Martins graduate Shao Yen Chen in 2010, following time spent at prestigious design houses Alexander McQueen and Hussain Chalayan.

Since Spring/Summer 2011, SHAO YEN has been a regular participant in London Fashion Week, showcasing designs incorporating practicality with unconventional materials and structures, in the forms of catwalk shows, presentations and innovative fashion film screenings.

Designer Chen also gained great recognition through a wide range of projects including SHOWstudio “Punk” film series, Selfridges London’s “Bright Young Things” young talent initiatives, Nicola Formichetti’s Exclusive Pop Up Shop in New York, exhibitions at Lane Crawford Beijing and National Palace Museum Taiwan. His designs also prove highly popular among celebrities and artists including Björk, Jessie J, Eliza Doolittle, and Taiwanese pop diva Jolin Tsai.