INTRODUCING - CHIAHUNG SU
Glazed eyes, heavy, slouching, with the weight of the week resting atop my eyelids. Every tap of my extremities against the ivory stepping stones feels like a work out. A dark blanket of deep black engulfs the surrounding landscape as a bitter winter chill slaloms down my spine. Ambiguous thoughts flood my mind, from within the depths of obscurity a richness of clarity forms, and I unearth Chiahung Su, a full bodied, rich in history brand offering an avant-garde take on classical asian attire while evoking sustainable sensibilities.
CHS - Cultural History Studied (Chiahung Su). The creators started with an investigation into the historical social, political and cultural integration of Taiwan and Japan between the late nineteenth century to the mid twentieth century. A collision of fabrications contrast between Wabi-Sabi, naturally dyed cottons using hayata dyes and recycled vintage kimonos originating from Nara, Japan & Tainan, Taiwan (1950s). Taiwanese aboriginal fabrics are used as linings in fully reversible garments are seductively complimented by buttons fashioned from vintage coins. The intricacies of the details are astounding, from the meticulous fabric selections through to the richly exquisite dye treatments, and a contemporary twist on classic cultural silhouettes, igniting and exciting your senses. Chiahung Su is another true artisan carving out a path within the fashion industry as a modern day master.