For a second year, Taipei Fashion Week opened with a conscious focus on sustainable fashion, this time in the form of a group show featuring C Jean, DYC Team, oqLiq, Tsung Yu Chan, UUIN, and Weavism, each unique in their approach. Taiwan is known for its progressive textile industry, mainly around innovations in tech and utility fabrics. In recent seasons we saw a surge of young designers tapping into this vast resource, working closely with local manufacturers to find new and feasible methods to cultivate cleaner production lines.
The beauty of these sustainable collections is that they’re highly wearable, notably OqLiq and Weavism’s urban utility-inspired outerwear, with the occasional tailored winter coat, made using materials from recycled ocean waste such as oyster shells, fish nets, and fish scales. UUIN’s exaggerated silhouettes and bold prints, meanwhile, are fun additions to the wardrobe—and they’re chemical free.