Barney Cheng took Textile and Design courses at the Royal College of Art in London and Fashion Illustration and History of European Costume at the Parson’s School of Design in Paris, before graduating from The University of Waterloo, Canada with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts Studio Option. Since starting his design studio Yenrabi Limited on Wyndham Street in 1993, Barney’s presence in the fashion industry has led him to become one of Hong Kong’s most renowned fashion designers. Other than offering exquisite evening and wedding gown designs, Barney’s expertise also extends to the recreation of cultural ‘Cheongsams’ with a modern flair. Ultimately, his entrance-making gowns have earned him the likes of international celebrities and political figures, such as Michelle Yeoh, and Gong Li to name a few.
Famed for his extravagant yet simple style, Barney believes finding equilibrium is key, whether it be balancing lavish detailing with an effortless silhouette or between functionality and aesthetics. The translation of this design philosophy extends to jewels and high-end corporate uniform designs. With his flawlessly tailored and executed designs, he has found kindred souls both near and far. Barney Cheng was in Forbes’s Top 25 Most Influential Chinese in Global Fashion in the year 2010, is an active participant in the Hong Kong design scene and was bestowed with an honorary Fellowship for the Vocational Training Council in Hong Kong in the year 2015. Barney Cheng is currently on the board of directors for Hong Kong Design Centre.
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