PrizeShortlist in Fashion Design
ArtistMoon Jung Chang
The Hybrid Beauty is a protective mechanism to use the cuteness to survive from the death situation, which was the designer's personal experience with PTSD. The cute features which have been traditionally used and inherited from past, especially in Victorian era in British, until present is a ribbon, ruffles, and flowers. By practicing the traditional millinery and couture techniques with using velvet and silk to heat flower moldings and ribbon foldings. These reinterpret the 17 to 18th century couture techniques to hybrid and modern version, which is cute and romantic, but also dark.