Most people are unable to remember their babyhood. Later in life, it’s thought of as an ambiguous and vague time. But to me, babyhood is an extremely valuable memory. I spent time with my mother then. We experienced life together, as I took my first step and spoke my first word. As with all memories, not every detail is clear. But I will always cherish these sweet memories.
To start developing this collection, I explored children’s art, and imitated the way they drew. From this exploration I was able to delicately transform these organic and unrestrained rounded shapes into silhouettes. This method opens up a new direction for me to push my designs to a new level. I selected colors and textiles that deliver my message and represent the concept. Pastel colors not only emphasize cuteness but provide momentum, because pastels are not commonly used for menswear. I drew upon my fine art background to develop new techniques, such as applying fine art molding to traditional fashion textiles. www.shichangstudio.com/