Sunday, October 23, 2011


Chelsea Market, NYC

Presentation of S/S 2012 Collections by Six Taiwanese Designers

Eve Lin, Jasper Huang, Jane Hu, Shirley Yang, Free East, Changying

words/images Judith Ecochard

Focus Taiwan featured six up and coming fashion designers from Taiwan during the S/S 2012 Spring collections of New York Fashion Week. The designers---some educated at the top design schools ...all showed three looks apiece that were of the highest quality of workmanship. 

The looks varied---but were all very feminine elegant-an Asian aesthetic fused with western wearbility---not hard edge trendy that would look good on only a few.

We got a few pics backstage prior to the presentation...credits include Nails by Pattie Yankee for Dashing Diva, MAC Cosmetics and Hair by the Vince Smith Hair Experience.

Dark, smokey eyes lined with black pencil, pale glossy lips.

Almond shape nails in a pale creamy nude/white tone "MET"---very pretty

Eve Lin- black linen top, black cotton wide leg trousers

Eve Lin -geometric/orgami shape black linen cape by this graduate of Central St. Martin London-

Chang Ying white cotton jersey one shoulder with knot detailing @sides

Textured handbags by Chang Ying-beige leather floral handbag

Red cotton jersey maxi dress, light brown tassels handbag-Chang Ying

Free East is designed by sisters Annie and Jojo Lai...
White silk gown with blue/gray calligraphic print and black sash

"Limo Service" -crackled black toe polish

Black & Cobalt cashmere knit dress with geometric crystal beading

Shirley Yang known for her signature floral embroidered pieces

Romantic gray/blue polka-dot chiffon maxi dress with floral trimmed sleeves-Shirley Yang

Jane Hu-Parsons graduate---Mauve maxi dress with bell sleeves/laser cut ribbon sash (l)...cream sleeveless cotton blouse with laser cut ribbon over dusty pink draped trousers (r)

Glamour-our top pick was this outfit by Jasper Huang-a green and red placement print sleeveless jumpsuit

White maxi dress with ruffle sleeves and sash

Black floral print sheath dress with tasseled hem

Jasper Huang-art deco chinoiserie/sharp tailoring, dramatic feminine looks--