Angela Chen studied fashion design at the renowned Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, and trained under Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, and Carolina Herrara. Shortly after graduation she launched her own womenswear label ORange in July 2007. Angela Chen's minimal and structured, yet feminine and wearable design soon garnered her media attention and celebrity clients. Her celebrity clientele includes Coco Rocha, Chloë Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, Alison Pill, Daria, Jessi Cruickshank, and Tamina Pollack-Paris.
The OR by Angela Chen Collection debuted in the LG Fashion Week, Vancouver Fashion Week, and Shanghai Fashion Week. OR has been featured in media outlets including Fashion Television, FASHION Magazine, FLARE, ELLE Canada, MuchMusic, National Post, and The Vancouver Sun.
Angela is a devoted and beloved mentor at Openstudio Academy of Art + Design. She inspires and motivates students to create outstanding designs, while giving them the essential skills to persevere and succeed in fashion.
Angela has represented Parsons the New School for Design as a portfolio judge on National Portfolio Day since 2009.