Tsung Chin Chiang
The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Finalist
Tsung Chin is currently pursuing a career in fashion design after completing a Masters in Fashion Design at Shih Chien University in Taipei.
"Fast fashion makes me re-think our need for clothes. The emphasis should not be about ‘having’ but about ‘using’. To re-design and re-use clothes from past seasons is a way to extend a ‘bond’ between people and clothes. For me it is important to keep the original features of the old clothes and I don’t try to completely transform them. Instead, I try to reconstruct used clothes by fitting them to the different parts of the body to create uniqueness. When an old garment gets given a new life, it is even more unique." - Tsung Chin Chiang
EcoChic Design Award Collection
For her the EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Tsung Chin reconstructed secondhand garments sourced from her own wardrobe, as well as her friends and family.