Young Guns

Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe. For many designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, photographers, filmmakers, animators and other creatives, being named a Young Guns winner is a sure sign of a skyrocketing career, as well as a source of validation for all of the stressful days and sleepless nights that have come with early successes.

Young Guns is more than just an award; it's an exclusive community of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars, all who network, mentor and collaborate together. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alli Truch (YG2), Natasha Jen (YG3), Pablo Medina (YG3), Jon Contino (YG9), Scott Stowell (YG3), Lindsay Ballant (YG7), Alex Trochut (YG6), Dark Igloo (YG10), Anna Bond (YG12), Zipeng Zhu (YG13), The Daniels (YG14) and Cait Oppermann (YG15).

Young Guns 16

Wanbing Huang

Fashion Designer + Artist

Based In: London, UK
Originally from: Guangzhou, China

In her mid 20s, Wanbing gained a BA fashion creation technique degree in the prestigious Bunka University in Tokyo Japan, before moving to London to pursue further fashion education at Central Saint Martins under the BA Fashion womenswear pathway. While working on her brand, she has worked at Celine and Issey Miyaki and was selected as one of the finalist at the school’s “Louis Vuitton Project”.

Her 2017 Spring/Summer debut collection “Chaotic Order” was heavily influenced by the Belgian film director Oliver Smolders’ short film “Seuls”. She used horsetail hair, 3D embroidery, ancient weaving technique and innovative ring lacing to mimic the subtle emotional upheaval of a suffering autistic child. While her 2017 Fall/Winter collection “Beyond the Body” was a study the circle of live and the idea of death, in honor of her deceased beloved grandmother.

Wanbing Huang’s singular vision has undoubtedly caught attentions from the industry. Just after seeing her first collection, Nike invited her to collaborate on the launched on the highly anticipated new shoe model Vapormax earlier this year. Her design was featured in the brand global promotion short film “Experiments In Style” and the “The Vision-Airs” exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong.

UNMEASURABLE DISTANCE Agency: Wanbing Huang Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
FINDING A HOME Agency: Wanbing Huang Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Beyond the body Agency: Wanbing Huang Client: Labelhood Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
CHAOTIC ORDER Agency: Wanbing Huang Client: Labelhood Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
THE VISION-AIRS: EXPERIMENTS IN STYLE Agency: Wanbing Huang Client: NIKE LAB Category: YG15 / Year: 2017




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