Nan Lian

Inspired by the history of the suit, and a trip to Hong Kong, this project was an investigation into contemporary technologies combined with traditional tailoring. I initially started by focusing on the history of the suit and experimented with ways of modernising traditional techniques, for example traditional embroidery became laser cutting, and hand printed fabric became digital prints. I began to formulate ideas using digital prints inspired by various locations from around Hong Kong, as well as taking inspiration from various geometric patterns such as islamic art and kaleidoscopes.

The final garment was a tailored jacket created using material digitally printed with my design, which was inspired by a photo taken at the Nan Lian gardens in Hong Kong. It also featured laser cut detailing which took inspiration from the Hong Kong skyline at night. This garment was entered into Young Fashion Designer UK 2014, which I then went onto to win.

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George Chaffey

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