Chinese-born designer Syna Chen sees fashion as a cultural translator and clothing as a universal language. She believes that clothing can communicate with any culture, even extraterrestrial and alien cultures.
She was selected for the fashion contest of ITS 2020 with her collection "Operation Europa".
Syna developed – not without a pinch of irony – a political fashion collection for aliens visiting the Earth, creating inflatable clothing for a future political utopia. The collection takes place on Europa, bringing together inflatable technology and an imaginary vision of alien and human cultures. The collection shows her interest in breaking the boundaries between traditional fashion design and other fields, constantly challenging the possibilities.
International Talent Support was launched in 2002 and throughout its history it has developed into the most highly recognized platform to showcase & support the strongest young talents on the planet. Most importantly, it created an ever-growing family supporting creativity, like branches on a tree growing in different directions, yet nurtured by the same roots. It has built an impressive Creative Archive, a unique collection tracing the history of fashion evolution. Many of the over 630 finalists were selected by top fashion brands where they now hold key positions, or have successfully developed their own lines.
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