Like the scattering petals that compete for a spot of sun in artist Chang Shu-Fen’s Blooming Core, dainty flowers are translated into meticulous flecks of paint to colour Shiatzy Chen’s Resort 2022 collection. Founder and designer of the Taiwanese fashion brand Wang Chen Tsai-Hsia recently collaborated with Chang on a series that not only offers garments threaded with intricate embroidery technique but also limited-edition silk scarves.
Chen’s collection gives the impression that you have walked into an impressionist painting. For pieces that are inspired by Blooming Core, you will find multi-layer dresses and coats that do not constrict and give way to breeziness with every step. Each boasts breathability while maintaining a loose silhouette, pulling away from the body for a comfortable airy feel. A sea of wisteria flower motifs flow from one end to another to create a rhythmic transition of colours, from rich royal blue to bright orange and dark green.