Black Sheep



london / United Kingdom


london college of fashion

Graduation year


Main Manufacturing Countries


Fashion brand CINDY ZHANG, which focuses on leather handcrafted body accessories and handbags, has launched its innovative REBORN collection; a line that couples hardness and softness, tenderness and strength, and that reflects designer Cindy’s own personal journey of moving overseas to live and study.

Having come to the UK from her native China aged just 14, Cindy faced numerous challenges and cultural differences, since the two lives were in such stark contrast with each other. For her, this was a rebirth in itself. She survived by being tough, brave, mature and confident on the outside while remaining inwardly modest and cautious.

It is from this that the concepts of rebirth and the duality between strength and tenderness evolved. The idea is that the wisdom of life lies in the persistence of love and hope, which can themselves be “reborn.”

CINDY ZHANG’s conceptual, handcrafted new collection is not a slave to fashion, nor is it intended for any particular season. As well as being highly functional, the range represents a particular spirit.

The spirit of REBORN centres on a unique blend of softness and hardness, and the dualities between the rational and the perceptual, and male and female. It is inspired by the shapes and concepts of the armour exhibits of London’s Wallace Collection that demonstrate great resolve, self-defence in the face of danger, and an indomitable courage.

CINDY ZHANG is more than just a brand or a series of designs. It is an inspiration and a way of boosting confidence.