Name: Brian Chan
Nationality: British/ Chinese
University: The Glasgow School of Art
Course: Painting and Printmaking
Occupation: Creative Artist/ Designer
1) What do you love about fashion ?
Fashion is art and art is fashion. I love fashion as it is about creating new dimensions and experiences. Extending my art and fusing with fashion together is my passion and interest.
2)What made you want to be a fashion designer?
I wanted more new obstacles and challenges to overcome as an artist to explore and expand my creativity. I felt fashion allows my imaginations to be seen even more expressively.
3) What inspires you?
My inspiration is anything that catches my imaginations that I feel passionate about. It’s mainly about self-belief and self motivation that lets me continue my passions.
4)What is your inspiration for your collection that you showcased at the Nightwalk event?
My inspiration was abstraction and colour to create a sense of playfulness for Nightwalk event fashion show. Showcasing my art and it was to emphasis a fine artist’s journey and lifestyle for the runway.
5)What sort of fabrics did you use for the collection ?
I used a range of materials and mainly with silk as i felt it offers a vivid and elegant feel and texture through colours that best represents me and my style.
6) Do you have any new projects coming up ?
Exciting times ! I will be showcasing with Fashion Finest at London Fashion Week at the Westbury Hotel Mayfair London on Sunday 17th of February 2013. In addition, Celebrity and socialite Lewis-Duncan Weedon a regular at London Fashion Week will be opening my 1st London Fashion Week collection. Another exciting project before my London fashion show is creating three Visual Art Performances, in collaboration with actor and dancers for GUM Magazine’s Launch at SWG3 Glasgow on the 24th of January 2013.
7) What do you hope to be doing 5 years from now ?
In 5 years from now I hope to be creating amazing shows around the world and collaborating with a range of creative individuals and companies. To offer the world with more exciting experiences and garments that people can see and wear. My advice to any upcoming individuals are to work hard and always believe in yourself as its your biggest challenge of all and follow your passion no matter what.
Brian always seems to have more projects up his sleeve, he is creative and certainly talented. He is a lovely person and always open to new ideas when it comes to the worlds of art and fashion.