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BARNEY CHENG COUTURE
‘The extravagance of luxury, the simplicity of functionality’ is the key concept underlying every single piece of Barney Cheng’s haute-couture gowns.
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About Barney Cheng
Barney Cheng is famed for his extravagant yet simple style where his signature can be seen not only on entrance-making gowns but works perfectly also on less formal garb such as exotic skin items, jewels and even uniform designs. With his flawlessly tailored and executed designs, he has found kindred souls both near and far.

Barney has been mastering his craft for over 25 years, and has been awarded numerous prestigious titles, including a place in Forbes China’s 2010 list of the ‘Top 25 Influential Chinese in Global Fashion’. Today Barney Cheng is a household name in luxury fashion recognised by Hong Kongers as a figure who is paving the way for the next generation of designers to uphold the traditions and beauty of this labour intensive craft.

Barney studied in his early years as a young designer in different parts of the globe:
- Textile and Design at the Royal College of Art in London
- Fashion Illustration and History of European Costume at the Parson’s School of Design in Paris
- BA in Fine Arts Studio Option from The University of Waterloo, Canada.

Barney is considered by many to be the master of making women look incredible, regardless of body type and is someone his esteemed clients would go to when you cant afford anything less than the absolute best. Barney Cheng and his team dedicate their skillset and years of experience to ensure you look and feel like a million bucks.

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The Barney Cheng Story

1993 - Barney Cheng Design Studio 'Yenrabi' Opens and wins Best Design Award in the HKTDC young designer's competition.

1997 - Barney’s Couture‐à‐porter collection becomes available in the United States: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Barney’s New York, Fred Segal; U.K.: Brown’s London, Japan: Barney’s New York; The Middle East and Hong Kong.

1997 - Mrs. Lavender Patten, commissioned Barney to design her outfit for the historic handover event

1999 - Named Hong Kong's Fashion Ambassador by the HK Tourism Association

1999 - In September, Barney becomes the first designer to create an exclusive line for Marks & Spencer, ‘The Comfort Zone’, available throughout South-east Asia.

2001 - Longines Watch sponsors Barney Cheng to become the first designer to hold a fashion show inside the Forbidden City in Beijing.

2002 - Barney was invited by HSBC to showcase his Spring/Summer Couture collection to HSBC private banking exclusive clients. In the same year he was named Harper's Bazaar and Moet et Chandon's designer of the year.

2003 -  HSBC hosts its biggest fashion gala ever on the premises of the Sir Norman Foster designed main Bank building. The fashion parade was 27 models strong and highlights 80+ couture and ready-­to-­wear creations by Barney Cheng. Over 800 guests and VIPs enjoyed the extravaganza titled ‘Sinotrash’.

2004 - Yenrabi Ltd. Establishes & Jewellery by Barney Cheng Debut's as Barney’s designs earn the praises of an East-Asian clientele, including Gong Li, Sean Chen, Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung and Carina Lau.

2005 - Barney is the only Hong Kong designer featured in a 8 page photospread alongside Chanel, Armani, and Valentino for the Design and Luxury special supplement of Time magazine.

2001 - Michelle Yeoh, stuns the international media and was voted by People Magazine as one of the ‘Ten Best Dressed Celebrities’ at the Oscars in a lavish Barney Cheng crystal ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ gown.

2005 - Sony Cybershot Campaign & Named one of the ten outstanding designers by the HKCA Design Center 

2006​ - Commissioned by Oasis Airlines to design the uniforms for ground, air crew and pilots.

Other uniform design projects that year include: Mandarin Oriental’s Vongrestaurant, club Dragon-I in HK and Club Bonbon in Shanghai.
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2007 - Barney wins SCMP/Harper’s Bazaar’s Style awards 2007 as Fashion Designer of the year.

2008 - Commissioned by Swire Building Management to design the uniforms.

2009 -  Commissioned again by IFC Management Co. to design the uniforms. 

2007 - Barney is the only Hong Kong designer invited to contribute to the Swarovski Wedding Collection alongside fashion luminaries such as Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood and Christian Lacroix in Paris at the Musée de la monnaie.

2010 - Barney is commissioned by Hong Kong Golf Club to design their uniforms.

​​2010​ - Barney capped off the year by being selected as one of the 25 most Influential Chinese in Global Fashion by Forbes China

2011 - The Principal commissions Barney to design the uniforms for the staff at the restaurant.

2011 - Chinese American film actress, film director, screenwriter and film producer, Joan Chen wears Barney Cheng Couture to the 5th Asian Film Awards in March.

2010 - Barney is commissioned by JIA Boutique Hotel, to design the uniforms for their new restaurant, 208.

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2011​ - Hong Kong Trade Development Council selects Barney to represent Hong Kong during the opening gala show of Fashion Week. His S/S11 collection ‘Urban Nomads’, gained much media attention and he was the only designer with backstage coverage exclusively on CNN International.

2011 - Model and actress, Angelababy wears Barney Cheng to the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards and again in 2012 at the HK International Film Festival.

2011 - Prince Jewellery & Watch presents their Elite Award to Barney for his talent and professionalism in fashion and design industry

2011 - Hotel Icon, the first teaching and research hotel of its kind in the world & The Link REIT, the largest real estate investment trust in Asia, commissions Barney to design uniforms

2012 - The ten finalists and many other TVB artistes, wear Barney’s designs to the opening stage of  Miss Hong Kong Pageant.

2012 - To celebrate PCCW HKT first flagship store opening in Hong Kong, PCCW invited Barney to design new uniforms in eco-friendly recycled materials. The first appearance of the new uniform is presented by famous artiste Moses Chan

2012 - Barney Cheng was invited to be a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 18, episode 9. His gowns were also featured in the photo shoot on that episode, as well as in the finale episode.

2013 - Kathy Chow commissions Barney Cheng for her wedding day.

2012 - Barney Cheng was invited to showcase his latest SS/13 collection at the Prince Jewellery & Watch Premier Cup.

2013 - Barney made an exciting collaboration with iconic Italian footwear brand Superga for an exclusive limited edition range. The design features a unique yet stylish twist to the all-time favourite Superga Classic 2750.

2013 - Barney is commissioned by BruneBlonde hair salon, to design the uniforms for their new shop.

2013 - Barney collaborates with world-renowned brand Tumi in their “Makes Life Beautiful Work” campaign, creating a male and female ensemble couture in striking palettes with their special fabric.

2013 - Sasa Ltd. invited Barney to design a feminine yet powerful “tuxedo” uniform for its retail shop managers, representing women’s independence and power in the modern society

2013 -To promote local community charity projects and art development, Barney designed Lamborghini’s signature cow figurines for their “Lamborghini HK x The Link x Cow Parade at Stanley Plaza"

2013 - Barney proudly designed an exclusive piece of fabric for Queen Magaret II of Denmark which features approximately 1000 man hours in creation of embroidery and beading.

2013 - Exclusively designed by Barney, famed artiste Karena Ng and top model Jessica C. lead in the Prince Jewelry and Watch Premier Cup fashion show, along with some exquisite matching combinations of watches and jewellery.​

2014 - “Sons ‘n’ Daughters: A Fashion Discourse”. A collaboration with IAM & HKU featuring some of Hong Kong's top fashion designers, displaying new pieces inspired by their faith in Christ.

2013 - Miss World Zhang Zilin and other socialites shining off in Barney’s evening gowns on “Ladies Purse Day” organized by Sasa​

2014 - The Hong Kong Academy Ball showcasing dresses modelled by some of Hong Kong's elite.

2014 - Golden Globe winner Isabelle Hupport comes in for a visit.

2015 - Barney collaborates with Intercontinental Hotel in a Luxury Wedding Showcase.

2017 - Barney commissioned to design the Qipao for the inauguration of the first ever female Chief Exective of Hong Kong.

2018 Neve Campbell wears Barney Cheng for the New York City Premiere of Skyscraper Movie.

2016 - Barney Cheng Studio Renovations

2018 - Morpheus Hotel Macau Commissions Barney Cheng for first ever Couture Uniforms.

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