Cynthia Mak

Designer | CYNTHIA & XIAO

CYNTHIA & XIAO is a womenswear brand founded on bold graphics infused with simple modernity. Launched in 2014, the duo Chinese Fashion Designer Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao work together to bring out a collection where the aesthetics take the root of Cynthia’s background of graphic and fashion design, as well as inject Xiao’s specialty in fashion knitwear design, the garments combine a striking bold character yet minimalistic and easy shapes.


Cynthia Mak was born in Hong Kong with an international upbringing. She was first exposed to arts through her studies in graphic design. She then attended Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and graduated with distinction. Her strong final collection also garnered her the praise of Italian Vogue by naming her as a “Designer to Watch Out For” and including her in their list of "New Talents". After work in Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Preen by Thornton and Roksanda Illincic, she returned to her hometown, and devoted her ambition in the line of fashion design and consequently established the brand CYNTHIA & XIAO in 2014.


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