Sharon Yumeng Wang graduated from Parsons the New School for design in 2013 with a thesis collection chosen by professionals for the Parsons’ Annual Runway Show. She launched her eponymous label the very same year. Sharon really developed as a fashion designer in terms of both character and style in the global art and design center of New York. Inspired by the myriad of decorative arts that impacted the architecture and landscape of the metropolis, she was able to absorb the intricacy but also abstract simple forms to create a perfect balance. With a clean overall style, her works can show great levels of sophistication while displaying elements of playfulness at the same time. She believes firmly in the detail, craftsmanship and material of her design and is proud to present her own custom prints every season.

I start my design process by picking a few pieces from mom’s closet. For this season, it’s a pair of formal wide leg pants, a classic tweed jacket and a white dress shirt.

I twist and morph these pieces by adding elements for details, construction and fabric print from the drawings of Park Min Joon. And I’m choosing fabrics and color based on the texture of Liu You Sung’s print.

Together, I combine all with the current zeitgeist of modern over-size and active-wear silhouettes. The collection comes out with key unconventional pieces like the tweed hoodie, ruffle skirt on pants, open seam ruffle dress, inverse print bomber, oversize split dress shirts…

My aspirational target client is an upper-east-side girl with a downtown mindset. Her sense of dressing is mature, yet edgy and playful.