Atelier ANGEL CHANG is a womenswear project using traditional hand-woven fabrics of the Miao and Dong ethnic minorities in Guizhou Province, China. The collection brings 1000 years of ancient craftsmanship re-interpreted into modern silhouettes by an emerging New York designer.
For the past year, Angel has worked closely with masters of several rural mountain villages where families have maintained all-natural, chemical-free traditional processes. The fabrics and embroideries are made completely by hand, from locally-grown raw materials, using fresh plants native to the mountains, and without the use of electricity.
The aim of the project is to create employment opportunities in rural Chinese villages and to promote global appreciation for indigenous craftsmanship.