APU JAN AW15’16 LONDON FASHION WEEK
ApuJan is a newly founded designer label based in London. Designer Apu Jan is originally from Taiwan and recently graduated from Royal College of Art MA Fashion Womenswear (Knitwear). His graduation collection has been broadly covered by various media both in Europe and Asia and received good reviews.
In 2013, Apu Jan opened the Autumn Winter Fashion Scout schedule during London Fashion Week. The AW 2013 collection titled “Petroleum” is Apu’s first womenswear collection since graduating from Royal College of Art. The collection has since been praised by various UK and international press. Dubbed as one of the next Asian designer to watch, Apu Jan has featured on the front pages of several Taiwanese national newspapers, as well as prominent UK media including Vogue.com, Wall Paper Magazine, Fashion156.com, and Hello!
He has strong knitting skills to construct womenswear with an unique form. The story behind his collection always combines history and fantasy, the real and the surreal. He likes to use traditional oriental elements with modern interpretation. He also likes to blend together the bold innovation with a touch of casualness. His unique approaches reveal his particular cultural background and an extra-ordinary thinking style.
He manipulated various knitting techniques creating visually stunning yet physically fitted garments. Patterns are always simple yet imaginative. Graphics are sophisticated, but low-keyed. His clothes are daring and wearable, a best mixture of avant-garde and commercial feasibility. All in all, it has the potential to become a successful ready to wear brand.