The Ancient's Whisper is a collection inspired by a Taiwanese aboriginal group, called Tao. This is the only ethnic group in the southern island of Taiwan. Every year this community has a festival called "The Flying Fish Festival", this event presents a sustainable development of fishing techniques as well as wisdom from their elderly people. This sustainable technique consists of fishing in a certain season of the year, this way waiting for the fishes to be grown, they also use traps that are designed for smaller fishes to escape so they can live their time on earth properly without dying young.
This community also invented a specific style of wooden boats called Tatala, these are basically pieces cut out in a certain way so they fit against other pieces, just like Tetris! No nails are introduced. These boats are embellished with linear pattern drawings introducing red, blue and white colors.
As a Taiwanese designer this collection hits close to home, my main priority is to show how Taiwan has its own identity and perception of life, and how our communities has their own skillsets and talents.
*Physical products currently in process*
Coming Soon: Spring 2019
Garment Designer / Cryst Lin Models / Caroline Chuang makeup & hair / Shiro Pai 菜聽 Photographer / Benny Lin