Julian Chang has outdone himself again with his 2015 resort collection of dresses. His feather light poly-blend sheer fabric makes an ideal beach cover up and transitions flawlessly from day to evening.
Personally, I liked last year’s line, but this year’s line-up is better than ever. Julian has managed to offer something for every figure, from flowing caftans to fitted bodice with flowing bottom gowns. The short dresses are sassy and long dresses classy. I especially like the introduction of lace and beading to the collection this year. The cover-ups are so stylish, they may just make it to your permanent wardrobe. Whether you are partial to the vibrant colors of his collection or the muted selections, all distinctive lines flow well.
Peruvian born Julian Chang is Miami, FL based, and this well-known and respected fashion designer resides in Miami Beach.
Chang has been able to encompass sophisticated evening wear, as well as a contemporary women’s collection, that now is available in more than six hundred boutiques worldwide. He is also known for his custom designs for celebrities who include Britney Spears and Gloria Estefan.
He has said, “Style is not based on brand names, labels or latest seasons must have. Style is within you. My collection will bring you an effortless look that is outlined with your own style by mixing timeless, comfortable pieces that will always be relevant to your wardrobe. Miami’s lifestyle is my inspiration, so I mix glamour with sexiness and confidence.”
Julian has a deep admiration of Diane Von Furstenberg, and has based his business model on the best of hers. He also has aspirations to create a range of fashion similar to icons such as Tom Ford, Alexander Wang and Valentino.
Julian has also received top honors, including MIFW “Pret-a-Porter Designer of the Year”, Pret-a-Porter Style Award, Ebenezer Award of Honor World Fashion in Korea, Florida International’s Designer Star Winner, Vogue En Español “Designer’s Choice Award”, and Cadillac Luxury Lifestyle Award. Women’s Wear Daily selected Chang as the “Up and Coming Ready-to-Wear Designer to Watch”. He is also the Gen Art Fresh Faces Award winner, and recipient of The Key to the City of Miami Beach, Vox Out Award, and AI Alumni Wall of Fame. From 2010 through 2013, Julian has opened the Miami Fashion Week International Runway Show, and has been awarded for his Ready to Wear Collection. In 2013, Miami Fashion Week presented Julian with the Humanitarian Award.