This dress was designed by Muki Ma, one of China’s top designers. Previously one of two head designers for China’s first designer brand Exception de MixMind, Muki went back to school in London before establishing M essential. The designer is a favorite of Opening Ceremony’s Buying Director Carol Song, and has quickly gained a celebrity following in the US. But the designer still remains grounded and focused on creating beautiful objects for women to not only wear but cherish.
This dress is perhaps the young designer’s most ambitious creation yet, with each piece of hardware repurposed and applied by hand. The dress takes at least one month to complete, but good things come to those who wait.