Gender neutral, luxury Chinese brand Mithridate was founded by Demon Zhang in 2018 with an overarching appreciation for art and community at the heart of the brand’s DNA.
Through Zhang’s considered designs, her work celebrates luxury sustainable couture, bespoke craftsmanship combined with ancient Chinese artisan techniques to provide strength and protection whilst empowering her collaborative, artistic, global community.
Zhang’s desire is to nurture a global community for the brand through collaboration as she captures the delicate balance between romance, independence and self-preservation, encouraging self confidence and body positivity to empower. Well established and successful in China with 7 stores in premium shopping locations, Zhang is dedicated to expanding Mithridate’s name globally.
Through each bespoke piece, Zhang aims for the wearer to feel protection from the outside world whilst giving strength to thrive by championing humanitarianism and environmental issues through the brand’s global community and network. Her handcrafted pieces range from superior, sharp tailoring to voluminous dresses embellished with Pearl and Swarovski crystals.
With a deep understanding, appreciation and constantly inspired by ‘art’ in multi-sensory forms, the brand was conceived during Zhang’s countless hours of research as a student at Central Saint Martins in London’s art galleries and museums.
Working under major names in the past such as McQueen and Dior, Zhang has supreme knowledge of luxury fashion houses and the industry, yet her own designs are unique. The creative vision for the brand is to provide a sartorial cure for those who are continually exploring and expressing their identities through their clothes.