Discover Angus Chiang‘s Spring Summer 2019 Morning! Rough City collection presented on Thursday June 21st, at 22 Rue Lubeck, during the recently finished Paris Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by Taiwan’s city corners known as the ‘transformer box’.
“The ‘transformer box’ holds much ambiguity within Taiwan, with many feeling that the presence is a hindrance whilst others argue that it allows an ageless, creative freedom. Aesthetics from each era compete with one another; each poster is patch-worked with something new, creating a masterpiece that precedes generations.
Angus Chiang uses this to create a collage of Taiwan. The SS19 collection attempts to understand each individual’s story whilst viewing a new generation coexisting within an old. Looking at the everyday clothing of Aunts and Uncles at the local community centre, polo shirts, cropped pants and fake two pieces tops are reimagined in fun, youthful concepts. Chiang uses a hemming technique to interpret unruly lines and silhouettes.
Through SS19, Chiang obscures gender, adding typically female elements such as strapless, backless and flounce into his collection and ‘breaking conventional wisdom’. The soft, warm, core colour comes from landscape paintings on ‘transformer boxes’. Chiang also creates a three-dimensional element through his use of denim and transparent fabric.“