Black Sheep



vancouver / canada


BFA Parsons The New School for Design

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Shirley Tang is a Shanghai born, Vancouver raised and New York based designer, and the designer and founder of ORIENS. Her personal background, and its connection to the idea of evolution through spaces and time propels her design intentions, which focuses upon the movement of Futurism and explores it within its various facets and connective, dichotomous identities. Her design language is sensual, body-central, and intensely detail focussed, rooted in her core view of creating as a way of presenting and embellishing the body with reverence and intelligence, and are explored through intersectional means, spanning garment, sculpture, metal work, accessories and 3D printing and VR worldbuilding.

She launched her label ORIENS in 2020 post Junior year, which has grown to encompass celebrity-stylist custom works, collections stocked at SSENSE and APOC, and has been met with major press reception with interviews in magazines like Vogue and i-D, editorial features in Numero, King Kong and more.

Shirley is selectively featured as a part of the cfda Fashion futures graduates showcase 2023, and has also recently garnered finalist positions in the CFDA Scholar Competition and Pierre Cardin Young Designer Contest in 2022. HER bfa graduate collection, titled "ascension", was chosen to be featured at Parsons's annual benefit gala attended by the likes of anna wintour and industry leaders, and has highlighted her as one of i-D magazine's "10 Standout Parsons BFA Graduates to Know", and 1Granary's 1 of 10 Graduates mentioned in "PARSONS BFA FASHION DESIGN 2023: THE BODY IS POLITICAL". 

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