Wen Ting Lai

Contact:
wentinglai00@gmail.com
University/School:
Leeds Arts University
Location:
Leeds
Specialism:
Art DirectionAward WinnerFashion DesignGender NeutralWomenswear
About Me

HI, I AM WEN TING A GRADUATE FROM LEEDS ART UNIVERSITY

Wen Ting is a British Malaysian designer. She believes that the emergence of sound, art and fashion has an immense power to heal. Symbolising the five senses into her design and the focus of a particular self-imposed mission to explore matter itself. This notion of ‘matter’ might relate to the ‘fabric’ or ‘garment’ or ‘emotion’.

The intentions were to create clothing that set both mind and body into a different state of thinking and awareness. Innovative alternatives have been developed to emphasise the state of self-character and reflection. Translating the creations of healing and expression into the form of senses. Building the relationship between and connects with the viewer’s emotion: how it’s able to feel, hear, visualise and touch. Whether the consumer is creatively inclined or not, it is to connect human from all cultures, creeds, and corners of the earth.

INSPIRATION

My initial idea started from my personal experience with Insomnia.

During the Covid 19 pandemic, I was having a difficult time going to sleep due to stress. As the world gets harsher, louder, more confusing, I want to look for ways to escape from noises and reality. It was one night that I decided to listen to sound wave music beats, which has inspired me to intertwined healing and taking influence from the frequency waves in my design.

As everyone is all made up of different energy frequencies. The use of sound, fashion or art can interact and rebalance the body’s energy. Sound, Art and Fashion create powerful effects on emotions. It moves people, connects people in ways, and like a time capsule, it’s captured for eternity.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

The gently poetic yet dynamic; quiet yet speaking volumes; soft yet sculptural.

The ideas of the fabric are sensual: its form, its surface textures, even the sound it makes. Experimenting and testing synthetic fabric on the body. Fabrics are pleated and have been altered to create sculpture forms and shapes. The techniques of varying temperatures on synthetic fabrics, resulting distinctive samples and creates variety of senses for the body.

THE QUIETEST PLACES IN THE WORLD, THEN, ARE ONES WE HAVE BUILT, AND YET, SO LONG AS WE ARE LIVING, WE WILL NEVER ESCAPE THE NOISE OF OUR BODIES. SONUS.
Art DirectionAward WinnerFashion DesignGender NeutralWomenswear
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