Christine Phung is an award winning french fashion designer. After studying at the Duperré school and at the IFM French Fashion Institute, she worked for 15 years for companies including See by chloé, Baby Dior, Vanessa Bruno, Christophe Lemaire, Lacoste, Veja, Georges Rech, and she is now the Creative Director og the house Leonard since 2016.
In 2008 she exhibited her designs at the museum of Modern Art in Liège for the biennale of design show. In 2011 she won the Grand Prix of fashion design of the city of Paris and was a mango Fashion Awards finalist in 2012. In 2013 she won the prestigious ANDAM price in the “First collections” category.
In nine collections Christine Phung created a wardrobe between strict elegance and luxury sportswear. Her designs are architectural, fluid and colorful at the same time. Pieces compile both flexibility and style, dressing an “over-active” woman : one that is in constant motion; serious but free. A contemporary woman that wears colors with grace and explores digital aesthetics. Christine Phung’s collections are graphic compositions : in the fabric designs themselves (structured pleats, cubist patchworks, geometrical embroideries, tweeds like metal) ; in the trimmed cuts and shaped fits drawing triangles and diamond shapes; and finally in the prints. Prints renewed for every collection : geometrical stains, digital dots or arty patterns, all directly inspired from the digital arts.
“The woman I dress is an explorer. She constantly wanders in new places and new spaces; among which is the digital space which does not scare her, for she leaves between digital and reality. Therefore what she wants is a wearable but creative outfit that plays with futuristic codes.”