UnitedWood is a contemporary womenswear brand that creates accessible high quality ready to wear, fusing modern elegance with edgy femininity.
Its organic name reflects the brand’s eclectic sensibilities, informed by the designers’ diverse backgrounds in fashion, couture, architecture and art.
UnitedWood is founded and designed by Jonathan Cheng and Voon Lai.
An alumnus of Asia’s leading fashion school the Raffles Design Institute in Singapore, Jonathan Cheng brings his couturier background and cutting techniques of over 10 years to the label. Voon Lai, a former architect with a fine arts background, has lived in London for 12 years and is a self-taught fashion designer. His affinity for shapes, lines and structure lends a sense of modernity to the collections.
These origins come together to create wearable statement designs that define a sophisticated and potent sense of individual style. The designers’ love for Mcqueen, Le Corbusier and Rauschenberg inspires their design language to make their women feel special.
This style is showcased through an exquisite range of standout feminine dresses and separates, offering transitional and red carpet pieces crafted from quality fabrics at mid-range price points.
The brand’s elevated aesthetics embrace structure, silhouette and grace. Contrasting the classic with unexpected details, the hard with soft silhouettes whilst always projecting elegance stay true to the core philosophy of UnitedWood. Deft use of rich textures, intricate fabrications and finishing creates desirable pieces that women adore.
The UnitedWood woman is elegant, sophisticated and confident. Since its inception the brand has become a celebrity favorite with Hong Kong and Taiwanese stars the likes of Myolie Wu, Priscilla Wong, Kay Tse, Tiffany Hsu and Annie Liu. Chinese A-listers and It girls like Zhao Liying, Wu Xin and Wen Ya have all stepped out in the brand’s signature looks.
London socialite and It Girl Lady Kitty Spencer, niece to the late Princess Diana was spotted wearing UnitedWood.
The label’s debut collection has been immediately picked up by Harvey Nichols Hong Kong and the label can be found in select stores in USA, China, Japan and Singapore.