Cassey Gan is a recent graduate from the London Collage of Fashion with a BA in Fashion Design Technology. The womenswear designer showcases her bold aesthetic in an editorial spread by creative director Rob Phillips.
Captured by photographic duo Hill & Aubrey, model Alina sports pattern-enriched garments that exude elegance and an ethnic fashion flair. Taking inspiration from both African and South American cultures, Cassey Gan creates flowing garments, pairing them with exaggerated headscarves, turbans and extreme braided hair looks.
These artful pieces feature classic color-blocking techniques, botanical prints and wooden architectural accents, reminiscent of load-bearing bamboo worn by child workers in the third world. The designer aims to create beauty in her work while addressing the issue of exploitative labor within the fashion industry.
Ethnically Exotic Couture
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By: Jana Pijak - Published: Sep 9, 2012 • References: showtime.arts.ac.uk