Ziggy Chen is renowned for its unique blend of Eastern and Western design sensibilities, particularly known for juxtaposing these influences in minimalist, deconstructed designs crafted from natural fibers. His work expresses a deep-rooted interest in contrasting elements, such as the old and the new, or the traditional and the modern. This approach is deeply inspired by the city of Shanghai, where he is based, and echoes the Chinese philosophy of Tao, which emphasizes the duality and interdependence of contrasting elements.
The brand is notable for its continuous experimentation and innovation in fabric use, often incorporating traditional materials like wool, cotton, and linen, and has been developing its own fabrics since the SS13 collection. Alongside new fabrics, Ziggy Chen also gives space to antique fabrics and vintage clothes. His designs prioritize the longevity of fabrics, craftsmanship, and versatile wearability.