Former Ones To Watch winner Shao Yen returns to Fashion Scout’s international showcase in Paris presenting his anticipated AW13 collection. Known for experimenting with colour and form that bring new energy to modern pieces have had his designs featured in publications such as Vogue China. Vibrant and fresh perspectives combine unconventional materials with feminine silhouettes that have become a signature throughout his collections.
The Taiwanese born designer previewed his upcoming collection in a film titled "Stalker" that captures the beautifully odd creativity of his work. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins Shao Yen Chen has gained recognition for his Shao Yen label working in a melting pot of creative projects including designing a Selfridges window in participation of the department store’s “Bright Young Things” platform. Shao Yen’s collection at Fashion Scout’s Paris Showroom will be the next step for this talented designer’s venture into international success.
We caught up with Shao in Paris...
What you are most looking forward to about Fashion Scout Paris？
To to be able to show my collection to a wider, international audience and to receive their feedback.
What the main inspirations of your latest collection are?
This collection is inspired by early surrealist films, in particular 'Un Chien Andalou' by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali. I tried to combine various fashion genres into one big montage.
What you hope to gain from Paris this season?
I have been participating in the Fashion Scout Showroom for a few seasons now, I hope more and more people will see how I develop my brand and hopefully secure more stockists.
Shao Yen will show at Fashion Scout Paris Showroom until the 5th of March 2013.