Designers

Brandon Wen

Not all creations come from carefully considered concepts. Brandon Wen refers to his graduation collection as ‘an exercise in stamina and turning shit into gold.’ “I felt incredibly chaotic when I started this collection so I wanted the work to reflect that; a collection that began in anger and frustration but developed into something refined and beautiful.” 

He used Dutch and Indian inspirations with a lot of macabre cartoons that reflected his mood as a starting point. Materials were made with special attention, using recycled textiles to create zero waste garments, making textures from the scraps left after cutting patterns. In contrast to this roughness, Brandon collaborated with the embroidery house Lemarie, part of the Métiers d’Art of Chanel, to create embroideries made of hand cut feathers that mimicked the graphic qualities of his paintings. This, in combination with brass jewelry and sleek patent leather boots made with René van den Berg, brings together the two sides of chaos and refinery that characterize the collection and, ultimately, the designer himself.

 

Images by Dirk Alexander

 

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen

Brandon Wen