Congrats to our beautiful models who walked the runway at TAIWANFEST 2010 and featured Angela Chen , Jasper Huang and Chiu I Hsu’s designs in a battle for runway supremacy!!!!
Two designers from Taiwan battled with a Taiwanese born Vancouver designer to own the runway supremacy at TELUS TAIWANfest. Some of the edgiest designs from Asia were showcased at the Festival yesterday, led by two models from Miss Chinese Vancouver/Toronto as well as models from Orange Model Management Inc.
Orange Model: Jessica A. Photo credit:Frankie Chen
More about the designers:
Angela Chen: (The Vancouver-born contender)
Although she was born in Taiwan, Angela spent most of her time growing up in Vancouver. She attended Parsons the New School for Design in New York, quickly climbing the ladder and becoming one of the top designers in her class. Since graduating she has worked with such designers as Anna Sui, Marc Jacobs and Carolina Herrera. She has also had the great pleasure of dressing a number of celebrities including Kristen Dunst and Chloe Sevigny. In 2010 Angela wowed critics by showing an amazing collection at LG Fashion Week.
Chiu I Hsu
“Blue Hands et Earth Hands” is a series of clothing designed by Chiu I Hsu. Placing the focus on fine techniques and using natural plant dyes in her clothes, designer Hsu wants to reintroduce the concept of leisurely-paced living into modern people’s hustle and bustle life style.After she studied the art school Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, Hsu challenges the extravagant designs as the standard for the runway. She believes the beauty of clothing lies within the textures of the materials, its fitting to human skeleton and its simplicity of designs. Indeed, her works are mostly inspired by bits and pieces from our daily life, such as her cat’s playing in the house. Thus, her lines often speak emotion rather than being mere ornaments.
Selected by the elite Italian fashion label Salvatore Ferragamo as one of the world’s young designers, Jasper Huang specializes in fusing Taiwanese stories with Western Elements in pursuit of his personal quest to define a Taiwanese identity.”Grandma’s floral cloth” or “Taiwan’s floral cloth” is one of the tools Huang has employed in his pursuit of rediscovering his heritage. This Taiwanese textile is characterized with a unique shade of red with peony pattern and was frequently used in household items such as quilt and pillow covers in the old times. Jasper has recently been awarded “the best use of fabrics” by International Apparel Federation where the iconic Taiwan floral cloth is reinterpreted to capture the essence of modern Taiwanese females.