Half awake, Half asleep
“Half awake, Half asleep” is WEIYU’s 2020 sustainable womenswear collection which is inspired by the beautiful communication between humans and nature/ nature and fashion/ fashion and human.
Stories behind the collection
From bark to spark
Tapa ( tree bark lace ) handicraft is a traditional Austronesian handicraft for more than 3000 years which turns the tree bark into non-woven textile through beating and washing without any chemical addict.
For WEIYU, he saw his mother work with tree bark when he was a child so it’s not only a cultural heritage but something related to his life and family.
In the 2020 couture collection, we combine the tree bark lace with embroidery, crochet and hand knitting to create a new flow and organic couture texture.
From useless to useful
We would love to create a new humanity- based working to find out the happiness and give other the mental supports through working together.
We collaborate with the studio in Southern Holland. In China and India, we teach the sick, jobless people or the people released from the jail embroidery, crochet, and knitting to support each other and make them go back to the society and gain the encouragement in workplace to restart their life.
to new life
We feel it’s quite pity that there are lots of leftovers and abandoned material after the large scale of production. Based on the sustainability, we collaborate with a sportswear/ outdoor textile company and a lace company in Taiwan to source their leftovers or abandoned materials back to the studio and follow the up-cycling concept to recreate them into a beautiful pattern or a garment as turning into a new life.
Rebuild the close relationship between human and garment
I think the fast fashion does destroy the close relationship between human and garment cause no one really care about the core values from the designer and the stories behind the garments, we would like to create an immersive couture experience to let the clients touch, listen and wear to build up the connection between human and garments.
"Half awake, Half asleep" 2020 Sustainable collection is the 5th collection from WEIYU HUNG and showcased with FJU Talents and Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week on 15th, September 2019
Runway Photographer: Simon Amstrong, Peter Stigter
Campaign: Yenfei Ren
Special thanks: Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week ( the Netherlands ), Fashion Scout ( United Kingdom ), FJU Talents (Taiwan), SINGTEX (Taiwan), UNITEX (Taiwan), Eco Textile Studio ( the Netherlands ), ArtEZ University of arts ( the Netherlands ), Fu Jen Catholic University (Taiwan), Oscar Raaijmakers ( the Netherlands ), Zhao-Hua Ho (Taiwan), Jocelyn Chen (Taiwan), Phoebe Guo (London, UK), Jesse Lee (London, UK)
Photographer: Laura den Breejen, Peter Stigter, Simon Amstrong
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