It's a striking contrast of youthful femininity and the depravation and harshness of war that sets the scene for Ming Pin Tien's AW13 collection. Entitled, 'Bye Bye Youth', the former One to Watch winner and Taiwanese designer created designs of the upmost style and simplicity that lived up to the contrasts the collection promised. Be it the suede with leather, light with dark or wearability with innovation, distinct differentiations were rife.

Inspired by the films 'Flowers of War' and “Nanking! Nanking!”, the pastel colour palette and accompanying soundtrack created a clean and minimal vibe that spoke of enduring memory and innocence. A graduate of the London College of Fashion with an MA in Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear, his knowledge of cutting and unique views on fashion were clear with the introduction of geometric, graphic lines thrown across garments of over-sized silhouettes, embellished with statement metallics.

A show of contemporary contrast, Min Pin Tien's AW13 collection, from his Ones to Watch debut to Fashion Scout showcase, is a clear progression.

Words by Josh Walker (@josh_walker_)
Images by Tram Nguyen (@TramNguyenp)

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