Taiwanese designer Ching-Lin Chen graduated this year from Shih Chien University , Taipei's design programme and his graduate collection got shortlisted for the Muuse x Vogue Talents Competition eventually won by Krasimira Ivanova-Stoneya from Bulgaria.
The Muuse x Vogue Talents program has always been an avenue for young fashion graduates the world over to get a chance at mentoring and support which eventually would launch their careers. Although not categorically stated, it has been open to just womens clothing so it's intriguing to find that Ching-Lin Chen's work which in practice in menswear but in spirit gender-less made the final 50 from over a thousand entries submitted.
Chen's inspiration was based on a story of a boy who drifts into a deep sleep but fails to forget someone. In his slumber he dreams about the flowers his lover gave him and upon awakening he chooses to dress himself in the way his lover would approve of, delicate, tender and pure.
Fabrication include ribbons, tulle, wool and leather which were executed to perfection to recreate a trance-like dreamy feel that ran through the story. For the future the designer plans to pursue an MA course in the UK.
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