MARKGONG is a Chinese designer known for his innovative approach to fashion and his ability to merge elements of fantasy and reality in his collections. With a penchant for theatricality and storytelling, MARKGONG's creations have captivated audiences worldwide, earning him recognition as one of the most promising talents in the industry. X Autumn/Winter 2024 Collection

“Carrie waking up & taking the subway on NYE so that Miranda doesn't have to be alone eating Chinese food, arriving in a sequined hat and fur coat (sorry not sorry-ish) w/a "Auld Lang Syne" playing and grabbing Miranda to tell her "you're not alone" gets me every damn time.” ---Mark

It is not secret that Mark Gong is a Sex & The City Fan; the series not only shaped his teenage years but also serves as his comfort food for the soul on reflective evenings. Fresh out of a heartbreak, Mark found solace and inspiration in the memorable NYE sequence from the 2008 film for his AW2024 Collection. Ditching the idea of mining personal relationships for creative fodder-not everyone is Adele or Taylor Swift after all–he instead celebrated the friends that helped him move on, the kind of steadfast friendship that’s just a phone call – or rather text-away.
Channeling “that friend,” Mark drew from Carrie’s iconic sleep-chic attire for his collection’s muse. In that unforgettable movie moment, Carrie dons a fur coat atop a silky sleepwear set, complemented by a pearl necklace, a sequined hat, and sparkling accessories, all rounded off with heels. In a moment of pure authenticity and vulnerability, she revealed her true self, cocooning it in resilience.

Echoing this ensemble, Mark toyed with themes of being both dressed and undressed, opulent and intimate, strong and vulnerable. A narrative of contrast and authenticity; as seen through the luxurious yet cozy juxtaposition of tailoring, outerwear and intimate apparel. Mark blends his admiration for Carrie’s style with a personal narrative of companionship and transformation, capturing the essence of navigating life’s emotional landscapes with both humor and sophistication.
“This collection is my love letter to the legends in my life who just happen to be my crew. It’s a dive into our shared tales, maybe bits of your own saga too. Before, I’d nod to the illustrious women I looked up to, but now? I get it. The real MVPs are the ones sharing pizza on my couch. I ’ve been through the emotional wringer, gave my all and came up short. But who’s always pulling me out of those pits? My squad, no breaks, no quits. So, this season’s not about the love gone sour; it’s a toast to sisterhood, my rock-solid tower. This is for the ones who hold me tight, for all the squads out there shining bright.” ---Mark X 01 X 02 X 03 X 04 X 05 X 06 X 07 X 08 X 09 X 10 X 11 X 12 X 13 X 14 X 15 X 16 X 17 X 18 X 19 X 20 X 21 X 22 X 23 X 24 X 25 X 26 X 27 X 28 X 29 X 30 X 31 X 32 X 33 X 34 X 35 X 36 X 37 X 38 X 39 X 40 X 41 X 42 X 43 X 44 X 45 X 46 X 47 X 48 X