Creative director, Self-Portrait
The Penang-born fashion designer adds CEO to his resume and acquires French label Roland Mouret
In December 2021, the creative director of Self-Portrait label, which had dressed Lady Gaga and the Princess of Wales, founded a new holding company, SP Collection, under which he acquired French label Roland Mouret. Mouret himself continues to play a major role as founder and creative chair. The “fulfilling and stimulating” partnership has birthed the incredibly well-received Resort 2023 and Spring 2023 collections that celebrate and refresh Mouret’s signature techniques for the modern woman.
SP Collection is also an extension of Han Chong’s effort to “discover, nurture and develop best-in-class creativity and design”, following the recent creation of a five-year scholarship programme with his alma mater Central Saint Martins, which runs once a year from 2019 to 2023 to provide five students financial backing to complete their masters in fashion.
“We're constantly looking for ways to be more innovative, not only in our designs but also in the way we approach our campaigns and activations, which means we're able to be hugely reactive to advances and changes.”
Did You Know?
Han Chong grew up in Sungai Ara, Penang, in his father’s bak kwa store.