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Gary Lin


GARY LIN from Taiwan

“Taipei is a crowded, multi-cultural city. You can immerse yourself in art and literature at the bookstore and then pop into a night club just across the street to dance the night away. Those who live in Taipei are easily adaptable. Every Saturday morning, men and women leave the bar at dawn and enter the bookstore. It is not just a thirst for the knowledge, but also a search for a kind of peace and relaxation from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The inspiration behind my design comes from the mixture of Taipei’s cultural atmosphere and its wild, sexy appearance. There is a strong sense of contrast and asymmetry, just as the bookstore and the club are contrasted, and yet, every piece seems harmonious in its own right.”

Gary loves neutral shades, especially black and gray. He specializes in designing with the most drape-able quality of knitwear and using asymmetrical details to demonstrate the strong characteristics of the women of Taipei. These designs highlight their willingness to break the bonds of tradition. Gary put a lot of effort into creating tactile sensations and focuses heavily on the quality of his sweaters. He also adopts a different way of production in making his clothes. He uses knitting wool as his base, using a plain weaving to endow his sweaters with elasticity and variability. His whole design is the mixture of New York’s minimalist aesthetic and Taipei’s crowded, but vibrant mixture of lifestyles. He makes his works distinctive by incorporating his personal style, and all of his designs come from Gary’s understanding of Taipei’s urban life.


Gary Lin的設計靈感來至於台北都會特有的文化氛圍,一種強烈的不對稱卻又如此柔順融洽的文化氛圍。Gary喜歡觀察都會女性在街頭的一舉一動,從情感上、行為上與心靈上來作為設計的泉源與發想,Gary把服裝當相機,將台北都會女性的面貌一張張的捕捉到一件件的設計中,不談流行與潮流,Gary只想縫製出台北都會女性專屬的那一偶面貌,這個台北是Gary最愛的台北

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