A multiculturally inspired brand
A short history lesson Back in the 90s (wow, makes me sound so old!), fashion in Taiwan was very much influenced by Japanese and American fashion. When I was in my teens I particularly liked Japanese fashion. I just loved how their garments were layered, the clashing prints and the versatile design of their clothes. It was true fashion genius to me. I wanted to replicate these characteristics in my designs for Fin+Zee. In my Spring/Summer collection, I've used contrasting fabrics and multifunctional designs to make the garments exciting.
In my early 20s, I moved to London and it really opened my mind. London is such a vast, diverse metropolitan city and when it comes to fashion, it's always setting the trend. Living in London widened my perspective on fashion and styling. I immediately fell in love with the neutrality and simplicity of European designs. So I decided to mash this into my designs too by adding very clean cuts, allowing the beauty of Japanese printed fabric to shine through at the same time.
And then there's the weather. It's not right to have a conversation with someone in London without starting with the weather. I come from a tropical island where people use umbrellas as shade from the sun. It goes without saying that in London you need a full range of seasonal clothing because you can often have 2 seasons in one day. I've designed the collection with this in mind - take the Le Planet denim jacket for instance. It's perfect for Spring and also warm enough as a top layer for Autumn thanks to it's high quality Japanese gauze lining.
So in a nutshell, my life is the true inspiration behind my designs. For me, Fin+Zee clothes represent true diversity and I hope you will feel the same when your little ones wear a Fin+Zee garment!