Generous, sensitive, a perfectionist, Dawei finds true delight in designing a garment. He begins with a specific inspirational element such as a photo, a button or a colour palette, then makes it his own by exploring all its developmental possibilities. From these experiments come themes that will weave together the story of each collection. Thus, the garment itself is, from the start, its own inspiration.
Square cuts, subtle deconstructions, fabric mixes and colour play imbue Dawei’s designs with a contemporary and citified atmosphere. The spirit is as fresh and dynamic as a free, energetic young woman. In a constantly churning universe, women find a welcome support in his designs: the pieces are practical and comfortable, as if the designer wanted to take care of their bodies in the bustle of the city. The elegance of his designs is offbeat and accessible, as seen in an evening dress made of a simple and low-key fabric.
And lastly, Dawei’s creations are smart. The designer’s focus on details and finishings make them subtly strong pieces of clothing, skilfully linking usefulness, quality and delicacy.
« At 17, I visited Première Vision for the first time ever with my school, the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture. I visited the show before I had even seen the Eiffel Tower! Since then, I come twice a year with the exact same enthusiasm. I’m particularly attached to beautiful materials, which inspire my designs. For the show’s hostess teams, I created a structured jumpsuit using a wide-striped cotton plain-weave from Japanese weaver Maruwa. (Première Vision Fabrics / 6M1). »
In this original design created exclusively for Première Vision, Dawei updates functional garments with freshness and punch, proposing a woman’s jumpsuit and a man’s shirt in a very contemporary workwear spirit.
To accessorize the outfit, hostesses wear earrings made specially for the occasion by the Ateliers Tamalet (Première Vision Accessories), French makers of accessories and fashion jewellery, including stamped metal, metal welding, beaded knits , buckles, enamelled metal, feathered accessories, beaded assemblies, braided chains, leather, beads, cords, ornaments with rhinestones, costume jewellery …
Dawei Sun discovered the fashion world at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, and decided to make it his life’s adventure. Shortly after finishing his studies, he started his career working at Lolita Lempicka, Balenciaga and John Galliano. Later, he created the Belle Ninon brand with a friend, Ling, and won the ELLE Fashion Award. The duo then took over the artistic direction at Cacharel. Strengthened by these experiences and seeking greater freedom in his work, Dawei launched his eponymous brand in 2016. Dawei was one of 12 young designers showing at the 2018 Designers Apartment.
=> Designers Apartment is a Federation-backed initiative, supported by the DEFI for the past 11 seasons. A dozen young designers are selected by a committee of industry professionals on the basis of their creativity and fashion vision. Now located in the Palais de Tokyo and part of the Paris Fashion Week Center, they fully participate in the Federation’s initiatives.