As a 20 years old French woman, I may appear as your stereotype of the Parisian artist. I was actually born in Taiwan and raised near paris. Having two cultures gave me the opportunity to open up very soon to languages. In fact I wanted to be a diplomat for some time, but then i realized how one can express oneself in so many other ways than just words.
I filled my curiosity by wandering around the galleries of art, and photography. Later on, I got multiple opportunities that enabled me to observe behind the scenes of the fashion industry, especially photo shoots and campaigns. I gradually got fond of the atmosphere on set, and these experiences probably were my starting point in making my way in fashion studies. I fell in love with different arts but one kept fascinating me in so many ways, fashion.
My inspirations are drawn from unusual places. I like to observe life around me, i see details that take root in my mind. Later on, these details and feelings will eventually grow into shapes and colors. For this collection I felt an urge to breathe lightly again, and somehow go back to the simple.
Since school is where children build their foundations for life, I see this institution as a starting point. My work here is first guided by the archetype of school uniforms as a departure point. I led my first research with contemporary vision and new elements. Subtle details and transparency were then embedded to the garments as a quiet and inconspicuous whiff of air.
I was aiming at making it feel light and easy, but also subtly nostalgic. We all went through childhood and adolescence, times that are engraved in ourselves forever, with the good and the bad. But it is part of ourselves, and I think we really underestimate these transitions and periods of time. In looks I made, I played a lot with the details that are representative of school uniforms and classical clothing. I also kept the atmosphere with neutral colors but adding some variations and layered shades. Buttoning flaps were multiplied, garments were oversized, asymmetrical flaps were combined with shorts and trousers making it contemporary. I used slightly transparent fabrics for the shirts and some shorts as to give that light feeling of emancipation. I worked on everything to be very discreet so it would stay somewhat intriguing. Nothing is obvious but it's real and sometimes details that became invisible us are the ones that convey the most, it's also something I wanted to translate in my own way.