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Fuen Chin

Artist, Researcher

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Skills

  • Fine Art

Work history

2015

Design Manager

Scoop Fashion

Sep 2013 - Mar 2015
  • China
  • Full Time

2013

Feb 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Malaysia
  • Full Time

2012

Aug 2007 - Jan 2012
  • China
  • Full Time

2007

Fashion Designer

Bud Studio

Sep 2004 - May 2007
  • Malaysia
  • Full Time

2003

Fashion Design Internships

Hussein Chalayan

Jan 2003 - Jul 2003
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship

2002

Fashion Design Internships

Michele Lowe Holder

Oct 2001 - Dec 2002
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship

Education

Currently

Arts & Humanities Research

Royal College of Art

Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • How to portray a personal wardrobe? What shapes a personal wardrobe? On the one hand it is a, usually geometric, object that enables individuals the ability to 'afford' ( Gibson, 1977) themselves of a diverse range of contents. But, we can also think of it as an organic collection that tracks the evolution of individual tastes and values. Sources of the visual research presented here include the collection of words though dictation and text messaging, image collection, as well as journals and maps used as methods to depict the wardrobe's existence. Perhaps, a wardrobe is in fact shapeless and, instead, it is the concept of a constellation that is most apt to describe the myriad possibilities of meaning that inhabit this secluded area: what is being taken care of and what is being locked up, neglected or in limbo ( in contrast to what is being revealed) in the practice of everyday life (De Certeau, 2002)? I propose the hypothesis that a wardrobe could be an absolute 'state'; a geometric shape; a principium of things entangled with organic shape; a humanness in the unclothed dark wriggling to be found, searched and recorded.

2016

Postgraduate Program in Fashion

Goldsmiths College

Jun 2015 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • The Storytelling Wardrobe … a mnemonic that connects into the past. I came to MA Fashion at Goldsmiths, University of London with 10kg of fabric waste and yarn ends left behind from current wardrobes. I had them rejuvenated into raw materials. They are yarn balls and lengths of cloth made by mixture of fabric waste and yarn ends. I call it - The Storytelling Wardrobe for introducing storytelling as an agent to propose fabric waste and yarn ends as a medium of illustration while weaving loom and tools as alternate options of paint brush or crayon to tell the revival of the past in the current wardrobe to be reincarnated to the future wardrobe.

2004

Fashion Design Technology Womenswear

London College of Fashion

Jun 2001 - Mar 2004
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Blossom ... a reflection of raw and random wardrobe of the African farmers under Jackie Nickerson’s lens. The abundance of their wardrobes flourished by reusing expired wardrobe from the developed countries.

Awards

2018

  • Work-in-Progress Show at Sculpture Building, Battersea, London.

2016

  • The storytelling wardrobe explores Roland Barthes theory of textiles as a vital signifier of meaning within fashion, to combine weaving practice with historical analysis of an item within my own wardrobe – a sarong. The focus of this project has been on embodiment through both the making of cloth and the wearing of lengths of fabric (or sarongs.) During this project I developed a method of weaving from my own yarn balls that are made by spinning cloth and yarn ends together. The project proposes the passing-on of traditional dressing rituals and of slowly crafted textiles where each piece of fabric is intertwined with time and memory. http://golddesignfest.co.uk/fuen-chin/ http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/goldsmiths-design-fest

2016

  • Work-in Progress Show at The Constance Howard Gallery