Pascual, Maria Chen-, fashion designer

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1975 (was birth date of)


Maria Chen Pascual (née Chen) is a London-based fashion designer.

She was born in the USA and studied fashion at Parsons School of Design, New York, 1992-1994. Maria spent four years working for fashion designers in New York before moving to the UK to take an MA in Fashion Design at Central St Martins College. She later completed her PhD at the Royal College of Art.

In 1998 she launched her own fashion label (chenpascual) and debuted at London Fashion week in Spring 2001. Maria also worked as a consultant for various fashion brands including Topshop and oki-ni. From 2005 she worked for various fashion brands including All Saints Gap, Armani, and Calvin Kline. In 2015 she was appointed the Creative Director for French Connection UK.

Maria Chen-Pascual was one of the fashion designers featured in the Re-Fashion exhibition at the Chinese Arts Centre in 2005. 




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