“The original intention when ForOms was founded is trying to enlarge the space inside every piece of jewelry, to fill it with spirit and knowledge, therefore turn jewelry into a carrier to convey concept and ideology. Every piece of jewelry from ForOms is the result of a deep exploration and research under some themes, the concept of them are mostly based on the discussion of human existence and how it’s interacting with everything else, the thinking and interpretation of different world outlooks. They are to be worn as the carrier of the owner’s spirit and thought, as an outer storage of the wearer’s inner self-expression.”
“MétaFormose is a Taiwan-based atelier that curates and produces a small collection of handmade womenswear, accessories, and various other collectibles. Deeply informed and inspired by the eclectic culture of East Asia, MétaFormose collection is a mix of the old and the new, the east and the west, always full of contrasts but never boring.”
Momo Wang is a fashion designer who made a collection called The Third Hand consisting of 12 upcycled outfits made from second-hand clothing that she found at markets in her hometown of Jinzhou in China. The lookbook was photographed by Shuwei Liu in and around a little rural village in the mountains near her hometown.
“The basic idea is to do what I can to refresh, renew, re-animate precious second-hand materials, and eventually deliver the beauty in them by my realization, and eventually have more and more people doing the same, or at least thinking similarly. A French philosopher once talked about third hand, Jacques Derrida. I like hands.”