It was inspired by a Chinese cosmological myth about the beginning of the world. And from it, I derived the concept of the inextricable link between humans, nature and all species.
Men's Wear Collection by Serina Lee
Fashion photography credit:
Photog: Kevin @kwadevin, Asst: Jian Hong @chanchnchn , Rafi @rfqnn , Denise @denisechongg, Gwen @gwnzy, Model: Kiara @kiara_hu_eh, Myo (@the.myosaurus), Jeremy @stalemateq
Fashion garments by Serina Lee
Photog: Kevin @kwadevin
Asst: Jian Hong @chanchnchn , Rafi @rfqnn , Denise @denisechongg, Gwen @gwnzy
Model: Kiara @kiara_hu_eh, Myo (@the.myosaurus), Jeremy @stalemateq
Close up of 3D fish embroidery by hand (kimono jacket)
(making of the garment)
Serina experimented with ways of digitally collating Chinese Paintings she painted. They were inspired by rocks and earth. An all-over seamless pattern was then created and printed, screen printed over with red bamboo prints, and embroidered over with vein-like stitches. The pants were dyed in a dye bath and had subtle trimmings of the digital print from the shirt at the waistband and pockets. The print and look are an illusion, as it is made to appear wrinkled. It mimics rocks but actually came from photographs of paper. This ties with the idea that different things can appear the same, and everything is linked.
(making of kimono)
The kimono is reversible. The base fabric of the coloured layer is created using Serina’s Drip Dye Method. It is then embroidered over with 2D embroidery programming. Hand embroidered 3D fishes are stitched on at the last stage with bits of reflective tape hidden beneath. The reversed layer is all black, with subtle engravings of vector fishes to create contrast between modern and traditional elements.