From his first design made from broken vintage pieces that he found at London’s Portobello Market, Jianhui has been creating versatile sustainable fashion. He has been working with recycled and upcycled materials for over two decades.
His designs are flamboyant, playful, and just BEAUTIFUL.
His hand-crafted wearable art is loved by style icons such as Iris Apfel and celebrities like Lily Tomlin and Dame Prue Leith. His work features in prestigious art museums such as MoMa and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
New York’s Museum of Art and Design uses the week of Earth Day to run a trunk show in their store with Jianhui’s sustainable designs - while his recycled leather collection this year won a sustainability award at the NY Now show.
“Sustainability is not a trend, but a mission to use resources well and help make our planet greener”. This belief is central to everything he does, for example his recent ‘Aqua’ collection being made entirely by hand from recycled plastic bottles and newspapers.
His message deserves a wide audience, and he works hard at that too. His designs and approach to sustainability is used in the Smithsonian Institute’s material for its youth education programme on the climate; and he lectured at Columbia University’s Climate School during Climate Week in 2023.
Flamboyant, playful, and just BEAUTIFUL – enjoy.