In The Grounds of Ganden Sumtseling Monastery – A Gateway to Tibet

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A Guide to Affordable Fashion Editorial Production

A couple of weeks ago, I had a dream that I could still recall clearly.…

Cultivating The Gardens of ROSEN

It goes without saying that most of us are not having a jolly good time…

A Message for 3226 – A Look into ROSEN’s Operations

Adhering to The Norm ROSEN has never followed fashion cycle nor seasons, nor any pre-determined…

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The Melancholy of Modernity – A Look into ROSEN’s Inspiration

I am by nature a visual person, so plucking ideas from personal experiences and turning…

A New Stage

Ever since ROSEN was created, I have always used deadstock fabrics found in the local…

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ROSEN-X 2.0
Aeon Jacket Aeon Jacket Callisto Trousers in 2L Nylon Orion Anorak Orion Anorak Suijin Hakama…
ROSEN VI – The Joy and Pain of Making Clothes

There are three different kinds of hard work. Some work is hard because it’s laborious…

ROSEN-X

At the time of writing, the plane was flying somewhere over Australia’s Northern Territory. I…

ROSEN V – One Night in Beijing

All ROSEN garments are available on ROSEN-STORE.COM.

ROSEN IV – The Gardens of Suzhou
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FASHION RESOURCE

A Look Into Modern Issey Miyake

When we talk about ethical fashion brands, Issey Miyake is usually not the first name…

Rose in Comme Revisited

Some weeks ago I turned 31, marking an ever closer milestone to a decade-long dive…

Vandalize – Undercover’s Mysterious Partner

I’ve only started fully appreciating Undercover when its designer Jun Takahashi released the Borremans collection…

Zhu Chongyun’s Steadfast Nomadism

I had always had a problem with my water heater ever since I moved into…

The Brilliance of Issey Miyake: A Retrospective

Ask someone to name the greatest designer to come out of Japan, Rei Kawakubo would…

Fashion As A Career: Initial Considerations

As fashion is becoming more fashionable, especially through the rise of visually-driven materialistic social media,…

A Guide to Affordable Fashion Editorial Production

A couple of weeks ago, I had a dream that I could still recall clearly.…

A Simplified Guide to Clothing Production

Prologue Four months ago, I embarked on an ambitious journey to design ROSEN-X garments I…

The Less Known Challenges of Running A Fashion Business

It has been a few years since I began working on ROSEN. Along the way,…

The Growth of Made-To-Order Business Model

Vogue Business recently published a piece on the rising popularity of made-to-order business model. It…

What Is It Like to Produce in China?

In continuation from the last post about clothing production, I would like to post an…

Why I Was Not Disappointed by The Met Gala

The key to avoiding disappointments is to not have expectations. Which is why the Met…

Defining Androgyny and Elimination of Gender Codes in Fashion

Ever since I discovered the likes of Rick Owens and Comme des Garçons many years…

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Gender Ambiguity on The Runway

I don’t remember the last time I wrote about a trend analysis on this blog,…

Why The Feminist in Me Loves Comme Des Garçons

It’s no secret that I am deeply fond of Comme des Garçons, and often I’ve…

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In The Grounds of Ganden Sumtseling Monastery – A Gateway to Tibet

It is hard to believe that Shangri-La exists as an actual place. Unlike Yunnan’s other…