FJU Talents spring/summer 2019 collection catwalk show for LFW
Taiwanese platform FJU Talents selected three of their freshest up-and-coming talents to showcase their SS19 collections.
First of the three was Ming Jo Hsieh, who took elements from colourful newspapers, packaging labels and plastic bags to create clipping collage prints that ran throughout the collection. Fluid chiffon made the printed trousers and collared shirts with draping sleeves almost mellifluent.
Kai Ting Chen’s unexpected shapes, avant-garde draping techniques and jagged edges were not unlike the methods of Yohji Yamamoto or Rick Owens. Extended, exaggerated sleeves and slashes that created a cut-out effect insinuated deconstructed streetwear, while in contrast, inky monochrome newspaper prints formed a sense of austerity. This was fitting considering Chen borrowed the prints from the time of the Nanking massacre of 1937. This poignancy within the conceptual collection was a reminder of the tragedy.
Last but certainly not least, Yi Hsuan Wang’s collection demonstrated his talent for creating structural designs like modern architecture. 3D cut-outs were bold and angular, creating unique dimensions. The colour palette was a strict monotonal black, white and grey with a sharp injection of red, so as to not divert from the true technicality of the structural designs.
Photos: Erol Birsen