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Taiwanese designer shows again at London Fashion Week
【Culture】2015-02-22  16:43:23
London, Feb. 21 (CNA) London-based Taiwanese fashion designer Apu Jan (詹朴) made his fifth appearance at London Fashion Week on Saturday, presenting an autumn and winter collection that features his signature knitwear.

Jan's "Deep In The Woods" collection features 33 designs, all using fabrics jointly developed with Taiwanese textile companies and accessories made using 3-D printing.

Through his fashion collection, the designer said he hopes to express people's impressions of forests and their complex inner worlds.

He used black and white as his major colors, with navy blue and burgundy accenting the different sides of the human heart, Jan said.

The designer told CNA that he had planned to cancel his trip back to London after attending his mother's funeral in Italy on Monday, but he changed his mind after his father encouraged him to carry on with his work.

Jan said he has mixed feelings about this year's show because his parents were always there for him at previous shows, and this is the first time he has gone it alone.

He said he wants to give his mother one last "thank you" and also expressed gratitude to his team for their support and hard work.

Jan's mother was gourmet writer Wang Hsuan-yi (王宣一), who died on Feb. 15 of a heart attack while traveling with his father, PCHome Online Inc. Chairman Jan Hung-tze (詹宏志), in Italy.

Over 400 people attended the catwalk show on Saturday.

Fashion expert Tony Glenville, who was attending one of Jan's shows for the second time, said the designer has become more sophisticated in his knitting skills in the new collection and his use of color was very balanced.

British swimwear designer and socialite Kimberley Garner said she enjoys Jan's knitwear and has shared it with her friends and fans.

(By Jennifer Huang and Christie Chen)
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