Parson trained Mijia Zhang has a particular interest in innovative, high tech textiles and technical developments. After winning Kering’s third annual “Empowering Imagination” student design compeition in 2014, Mijia apprenticed with British designer Christopher Kane before joining Nike as a color designer for footwear. In 2015, Mijia became the creative director for PH5. Mijia’s design aesthetic is colorful and futuristic with a playful twist.
Wei and Mijia were roommates living in nancial district. While Mijia was studying at Parsons, Wei worked as a business consultant at Deloitte Consulting. She came to New York after graduating from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts with a degree in Business and Entrepreneurship. Wei’s family owns a knitwear factory in China. In 2014, Wei felt the calling to go back to family business and create this fashion label utilizing the factory’s technology. So Wei and Mijia joined forces in 2015 and produced their rst New York Fashion Week presentation in Fall 2016.