Tsung Chin Chiang
The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Finalist
Tsung-Chin is currently studying a Masters in Fashion Design at Shih Chien University in Taipei.
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.
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