Meiling Chen’s designs are a free-spirited journey into the uncharted terrain of contemporary ready-to-wear and eco couture. Her work explores the relationship between fashion, art and visual design. Fueled by a Taiwanese family tradition of smart tailoring and drawing freely from her professional training, her curiosity and love for people, nature, culture and the arts.
Meiling strives to create trend-defying, season-challenging, and socially responsible apparel that is beautiful, but also deeply expressive of the lives of the people that wear it. Her goal is to bring fun and creativity to people’s daily lives through sustainable work.
Material and production
Low-impact colour dyed, carefully procured organic fabrics and materials, quality custom-tailoring techniques, and waste-free processes all define her practice. Meiling also selects plant-based natural dyes to create a particular colour and handmade result to achieve designs.
She supports small manufacturers and commissions local producers to create the productions. Meiling’s collection is continuously growing, she makes sure each design is made-well, by refining the fit, cutting, materials and adjusting the look with time.
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