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Barney Cheng (Yenrabi Limited)

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Barney studied Textile and Design 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 atelier in 1993, Barney’s extravagant yet simple style can be seen not only on entrance-making gowns but also works perfectly on less formal garb such as exotic skin items, jewels and even uniform designs. His signature also extends to his famous cheongsam designs, which are often infused with a modern touch.

Barney creates aspirational designs, creations that are aesthetically pleasing, highly functional and sought after. His gowns have found kindred souls in the political, financial and social arenas: power figures like Deng Xiao Peng’s next generations; celebrities such as Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li, Shu Qi; and society heavy weights like Cathy Tsui-Lee and Eleanor Kwok. Barney’s gowns were also featured on the internationally acclaimed reality T.V. series America’s Next Top Model cycle 18 episode 9.

Nestled at the corner of Wyndham Street in Central, Barney’s atelier offers an haute couture experience. Besides from selecting a style from his current collection, Barney can also exclusively design any article of clothing of your choice and ensure flawless tailoring and fit.

Design Experience
11 to 20 years
Company Employee
10 to 30
Design Nature
  • Fashion & Fashion Accessories Design
Client Profile
  • Others

1993: ‘Best Design Award’ in the woven category for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Young Designer’s Competition, 1997: Barney’s ‘Glamour’s Hangover’ collection was awarded ‘Top Three Collections’ during Hong Kong Fashion Week, 1999: Bazaar’s ‘Most Stylish Personality’ award recipient, 2002: ‘Designer of the Year’ by Harper’s Bazaar Hong Kong, 2002: ‘Hong Kong’s Best Designer’ by Moet et Chandon in their Tribute to Asian Designers 2005: ‘Ten Outstanding Designers Awards’ by the Hong Kong Communication Art Centre, 2006: ‘Fashion Designer of the Year’ by SCMP/Harper’s Bazaar’s Style Awards, 2010: ’25 Influential Chinese in Global Fashion’ by Forbes China