#DiscoverFashion: Meet Chin Mens

#DiscoverFashion is a mini-blog-series I’m starting where I introduce you guys to fashion brands which you may not have heard of before. There are so many talented designers out there that sadly do not get the exposure they deserve… we’re all too focused on high-end labels, which by the way, tend to often steal another low-key/ unknown designers creative ideas… with that being said, let’s get started… here’s Chin Mens –

So let’s get to know Chin:

Chin who graduated from Central Saint Martins in London’s aesthetic is combing classic and sexiness. His favourite fashion collection was Tom Ford’s Yves Saint Laurent Womenswear SS02. He believes Ford perfectly combined elegance and seduction, which is  exactly what he is trying to achieve; a collection that has a “strong, sexual vibe to it.”

Chin trained in womenswear in Taiwan before he came to London; hence, the vast majority of his research is based on female clothing. Although Dazed Magazine said Chin is “CSM’s latest gender-blurring fashion graduate” where his fashion-line seems to be borderline genderless, he argues otherwise. Chin insists that he no intention or interest in pursuing a career based on unisex or genderless clothes because he always thinks about men when he’s designing any of his pieces. He goes on to say “even though the clothes I have created are quite feminine, it still is menswear. I love that people nowadays have more freedom to choose who they want to be. It’s definitely cool to see a man in womenswear. But what I am offering is still menswear that is for a certain audience or specific occasions.”

I mean, let’s get one thing straight: this isn’t everyones cup of tea. Even though our world is evolving and fashion is slowly becoming genderless as it should, not everyone will understand how Chin’s work is under the umbrella of ‘menswear.’ I hate how society labelled and categorised fashion. Fashion should be ones desire to express themselves however way they want. One should not be judged for wearing whatever they choose to wear. To those ignorant idiots who may be reading this thinking what a load of bullshiz, let me give you a quick yet informative history lesson…High-heeled shoes were originally worn by men as early as the 10th century.. They were worn by European royalty who wanted to look taller or larger than life, in fact, a person with authority or wealth was often referred to as “well-heeled”. However, in the 18th century, men deemed them impractical, and the high heel became firmly established as a lady’s shoe. So yes ladies, high-heels were originally created for shorter men…. Lol…

ANYWAY……. let’s get back on track……

There is certainly no lack of sexuality with an abundance of cut outs and plunging necklines, lending itself to the question, what type of men are ready for these clothes? Well Chin reitatares that the men who will be wearing his clothes are ones who “are more adventurous in what they are wearing,” well obviously haha…. but also “a character that enjoys showing multiple sides of their personality. A real person who is true to their emotions.”

For more on Chin, click here.

As always, hope you enjoyed this. Let’s talk! Do you think fashion should be genderless? Leave a comment down below 🙂

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Till next time,

Saif

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