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ABOUT WEI

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At the age of sixteen, I left my native Taiwan to pursue my dream of becoming a fashion designer. Over the next few years, my journey led me to Canada, the United States, and ultimately to France where I enrolled in Parsons Paris, graduating in the Spring of 2018 with a BFA in Fashion Design. During my time at Parsons, I undertook coursework in graphics design, textiles (surface and materials), as well as tailoring and structure. I completed internships at Sacai in 2016 and Loewe in 2017, and was also selected for a Woolmark scholarship for the 2017 school year, during which time I was taught by Christoph Hefti. During my final year, I was taught by and worked in collaboration with haute couture designers Tal Lancman and Maurizio Galante. Outside of Parsons, I also undertook coursework in draping at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and embroidery at the Ecole Lesage. My senior capsule collection, exhibited at the Parsons Paris fashion show in May 2018, was the fruit of collaborations undertaken with feather artisans Janaina Milheiro and Mazzanti Duccio, as well as with Legeron Paris. My goal was and has been to craft vintage-inspired, modern takes on contemporary european fashion, infusing the romance of fashion’s golden age with recent innovations in the industry.