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Shao-Yen Chen's Ethereal M.A. Womenswear Collection is All-White

By: Tiana Reid - Published:   Updated: Jun 15 2011 • References: shao-yen and dazeddigital
Shao-Yen Chen is a 28-year-old Taiwanese-born, London-based fashion designer who recently graduated from Central St. Martin's. His M.A. womenswear collection channeled the idea of a dark angel in an all-white palette wardrobe.

Shao-Yen Chen experiments with a variety of textiles, including unlikely mixes of nylon string, cashmere and lycra. It's this high/low juxtaposition of mediums which draws the public eye to her intricate clothing works.

Implications - Oxymorons are an interesting way to attract viewers attention and have them wondering how two contrasting elements can effectively play off of one another. 'Dark Angel' is an example of how oxymorons can be use both visual imagery and text to intrigue a consumer market.