ENJOYING A VISUAL AND INTELLECTUAL FEAST: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ASIAN DESIGNERS - Avant Gardist

ENJOYING A VISUAL AND INTELLECTUAL FEAST: FIRESIDE CHAT WITH ASIAN DESIGNERS

Fashion is visual art. Every outfit makes a bold statement about contemporary culture. We spend a lot of time admiring the outfits. But it's also exciting getting into the minds of the creators.Those who joined the event had a visual and intellectual feast. Below are excerpts from the fireside chat:
“We wanted to juxtapose different materials and unusual combinations in one single outfit to articulate the concept of self-acceptance and to take identity to a new height. We questioned the definition of clothes and their labels. We wanted to blur boundaries by playing with trousers and skirts. Jackets and Jacket skirts. The creative process takes about five months. I start by reading first because I want to focus on feelings. Then, I come up with the color palette and sketches last.” ~Vincent Li

“Sustainability is the future for all designers. The question is how we use leftover materials to bring them to life. This sweater is called La Mousse. It's made to look like you're wearing moss. It's made up of 30 different yarn that's left over in the factory. We tease the leftovers into really thin yarn and make them look light and weave them back together. I wanted to create a piece that's both art and wearable clothing that can be passed down from one generation to another. It's a unique piece. Once it's sold that's it. There will be no further production.”
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“COVID really gave us a long vacation. We've had no tourists here in Hong Kong, so we focused our attention on the locals for the last three years. With COVID lifting, our customers want to come to our shop and see the real product. Human touch is so important, that's why we've put focus on texture and details to describe the beautiful, unpredictable and surprising nature of human interaction.”~Phenotypsetter

For a recording of the fireside chat, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h14BYkfmGp8

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