Ning Traditional Silk shirt
Best for: modern Chinese hyper-luxury
A Chinese man in Honolulu was responsible for the first Hawaiian shirts, and now almost a century later there’s a Chinese woman in London making incredible printed clothing.
Self-confessed hypebeast Ning Yuan boldly launched Ning in 2021 at the height of Covid and the label – which has already shown at London Fashion Week – oozes desirability. Taking its design cues from international streetwear, ancient Chinese heritage (plus a heady dose of the country’s modern hedonism), the prints are eye-poppingly exquisite.
Beyond the moreish imagery, it’s Ning’s chosen fabric that takes this up a level: luxurious mulberry silk, made by the only producer bearing the Forbidden Palace seal, no less. And if you’re believing the hype, there are some even more wildly delicious pre-order shirt designs dropping as we type…