Recently the Singapore-born Taiwanese artisan has seen her hand-crafted creations – gauzy, gothic-charged knits so sensual they blur the boundaries between clothes and lingerie – turn up on digital-age celebrities. The virtual influencer Lil Miquela; the 1.3 million-follower-strong models/reality TV stars, the Clermont Twins; even Charli XCX wore a custom number to the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
The British pop star had commissioned a custom dress crafted out of deadstock lace, tulle, merino wool and cotton for her appearance at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.
It’s still early days though for her namesake label, which she officially registered as a business in New York (where she’s been based since 2013) only this year. And she refuses to let all that fame get to her. Here, her advice to other young fashion talents as told to Keng Yang Shuen.