Rong Jake Chen

FW Collective            h-ours

NOTABLE

Creative Victoria Grant Recipient 2020
International Woolmark Prize (Australian Finalist) 2018
National Designer Award (Finalist) 2018
Lane Crawford Creative Call Out Australia (Winner) 2018
International Woolmark Prize (Australian Finalist) 2017

PAST

 

Fashion Journal – Meet the Australian Project Using Creativity to Get Through 2020 https://fashionjournal.com.au/life/australian-collective-2020-melbourne-hours-art/ (h-ours project 02 resilience recap) 2020
Fashion Journal – Interview – How one designer found success in Australian fashion, without ever attending fashion school
https://fashionjournal.com.au/fashion/dr-martens-hypedc-melbourne-fashion-rong-jake-chen/  
2020
Australian Fashion Council – Export Pathways to China (Speaker) 2020
Elle – Interview – Coronavirus and the Future of Fashion https://www.elle.com.sg/2020/05/22/coronavirus-and-the-future-of-fashion/ 2020
Melbourne City Council – Entering China (Speaker) 2020
Entrepreneurship Lecturer – University of Canberra 2020
Naf Naf x Jonathan Liang Collaboration 2019
Australian Fashion Council – Meet AMXANDER
https://ausfashioncouncil.com/council-of-textile-fashion-blog/2019/24/4-meet-amxander
2019
Smart Podcast – Made in China
https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/smart-casual-podcast/id1344684432
2019
GQ China – Interview – AMXANDER’s Spring (Chinese)
http://www.gq.com.cn/fashion/news/news_12413a556f4db4ae.html
2019
The Woolmark Company Naturally Inspiring Speaker 2018
LVL3 – Interview
http://lvl3official.com/amxander/
2018
Lane Crawford x Jonathan Liang Global Exclusive Capsule 2018
Broadsheet – Spring Trends
https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/fashion/article/romance-bdsm-gender-fluidity-and-more-print-print-spring-trends
2018
Harper’s Bazaar – VAMFF National Designer Award Finalists
https://www.harpersbazaar.com.au/fashion/vamff-national-designer-award-finalists-2018-15782
2018
ABC – Feature – Chinese Australian Artists
https://www.abc.net.au/chinese/2018-09-16/chinese-australian-artist-featured-in-melbourne-fashion-week/
2018
Broadsheet – Interview – With Disdain for Conservative Menswear
https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/fashion/article/disdain-conservative-australian-menswear-amxander-arrives
2017
Vogue – Woolmark Prize Nominees
https://www.vogue.com.au/fashion/news/2018-woolmark-prize-nominees-for-australia-and-new-zealand-announced/news-story/8f34b55626098f2d9ae4bd3d3836d074
2017
Fashion Journal – Future of Menswear in Australia
https://fashionjournal.com.au/fashion/fashion-features/chris-ran-lin-and-amxander-on-the-future-of-australian-menswear/
2017
GQ – A New Way with Wool: 4 Labels Representing A New Era of Menswear
https://www.gq.com.au/style/news/a-way-with-wool-the-4-labels-representing-a-new-era-for-menswear-in-australia/news-story/33f09511cbed76922d22d4fc0fb2cabd
2016
Uniqlo UT Feel the SEA SS15 Design 2015
Uniqlo UT Feel the SEA FW14 Design 2014
Masters of Management/Marketing – University of Melbourne 2012
MM Grande Ecole – HEC Paris 2012

 

 

NOW

Have just completed a project exploring the impact of COVID19 on the supply chains of Australian independent labels. Utilising existing resources from these firms to create meaningful objects that reflect the vast experiences and emotions many have encountered during 2020. The project is called 02 resilience and is part two of my community orientated projects platform called h-ours.

Partaking in a short digital artist residency with Xiao Ke x Zi Han as part of their “What is Chinese” project, exploring identity.

Consulting on select projects in market development as part of Forward Collective.

Open to chat always. Contact me on rongjake@icloud.com to make a meaningful connection.