A BALANCE OF CONTRADICTIONS

EDITORIAL

 
 

Photography: Natasha Killeen 

Hair & Makeup: Erin Xu

Models: Vonne Debut Management / Joseph FiveTwenty Management

 

A BALANCE OF CONTRADICTIONS expresses the tension of a young girl trying to assimilate into the ‘Australian way of life’ while appreciating my Chinese heritage and maintaining a sense of self. The frayed hems and ripped pleats in the garments reflect a troubled mindset trying to reconcile these competing demands.

The centerpiece of this collection is a jacket constructed entirely of thermoplastic polyurethane using a 3D printing pen and finished with paint stroke textures made using brushes from my grandfather’s Chinese calligraphy set – a family treasure. This jacket defies replication and is the hero of a collection reflecting my identity as both Australian and Chinese.