Han Chong in “Self-Portrait” is in the state of summer. “Pre-autumn is really high summer for us, so in a way, everything is easier,” he said in a Zoom call from his London studio. One look at a dress made of fishnet embroidered with beads and sequins and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a glamorous island location, maybe even by the pool. They come with a slip liner, “but you can also wear it without it and over a bikini,” adds Chong. “It’s very versatile.”
A sky blue sequined embroidered mesh long-sleeve gown with a gathered cutout at the chest looks like it was made for prom, while a crystal-embellished The lavender long-sleeve shirt and matching maxi skirt recall Gwyneth Paltrow’s iconic green Donna in the Great Expectations movie · Karan (Donna Karan) sets. Some styles were embellished with crystals in what Chong describes as “contoured” designs, with darker shades around the waist and hips. “It’s not very much like your face,” he explained, “just a little bit of contouring around the body.”
For those who aren’t near the beach, the collection still offers options . Denim pieces like a crystal-embellished cropped bodice with a matching denim pencil skirt, or lavender wide-leg cargo pants paired with a sequin-embroidered mesh top or knitted cardigan jacket, are the label’s wardrobe must-haves sporty style.