石油的一生 Petroleum (2013)


石油的一生 Petroleum (2013)


石油的一生 Petroleum (2013)

Apu Jan has taken inspiration from the darkest depths of the ocean; Petroleum looks to the blackened bones and soulless shells of ancient underwater creatures that have slowly compressed over millions of years. This is a story about the slow transformation of all living organism through generation and generation of development and how fast these natural resources disappear in this modern age. 




來自遠方 Came From Afar (2008)
(cooperate with 李佳珊Lee, Chia-Shan)


來自遠方 Came From Afar (2008)
(cooperate with 李佳珊Lee, Chia-Shan)

BA graduation collection
(cooperate with Chia Shan Lee)Using the totem and pattern of Miao people, a minor ethnic tribe from south-western area in China, as the source of inspirations
Adopting more than ten kinds of 3-D knitting technique
Combining tradition and futurism, ethinism and fantasism, si-fi elements and personal style, to create artistic knit wear.



氣候與神話Climate and Mythology (2012)


氣候與神話Climate and Mythology (2012)

2012 Climate and Mythology, RCA Graduation Show:
Inspiration comes from the relation between the climate and the imaginary creatures of oriental myth.To create a mysterious but well-grounded Autumn/Winter womenswear collection,Apu utilized the elements and silhouette of oriental traditional wears,as well various knitting techniques to demonstrate the fluidity of the air stream.



詹朴 Apu Jan
info@apujan.ocm
www.apujan.com

ApuJan is a newly founded designer label based in London. Designer Apu Jan is originally from Taiwan and recently graduated from Royal College of Art MA Fashion Womenswear (Knitwear). His graduation collection has been broadly covered by various media both in Europe and Asia and received good reviews.
 
In 2013, Apu Jan opened the Autumn Winter  Fashion Scout schedule during London Fashion Week. The AW 2013 collection titled “Petroleum” is Apu’s first womenswear collection since graduating from Royal College of Art. The collection 
has since been praised by various UK and international press. Dubbed as one of the next Asian designer to watch, Apu Jan has featured on the front pages of several Taiwanese national newspapers, as well as prominent UK media including Vogue.com, Wall Paper Magazine, Fashion156.com, and Hello!
 
He has strong knitting skills to construct womenswear with an unique form. The story behind his collection always combines history and fantasy, the real and the surreal. He likes to use traditional oriental elements with modern 

interpretation. He also likes to blend together the bold innovation with a touch of casualness. His unique approaches reveal his particular cultural background and an extra-ordinary thinking style.
 
He manipulated various knitting techniques creating visually stunning yet physically fitted garments. Patterns are always simple yet imaginative. Graphics are sophisticated, but low-keyed. His clothes are daring and wearable, a best mixture of avant-garde and commercial feasibility. All in all, it has the potential to become a successful ready to wear brand.



FORMOSA SHOW 2013 - London Design Festival 
Since 2010,The largest annual art and design event in London that aspires to promote the talented emerging designers with brilliant design and unique pieces of work originally from Taiwan , presents to you the best of the best, please come join us at this fabulous feast of Taiwan design from Asia

Show Dates: 
Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd September 2013
Opening Reception:
19th Thursday : 18:00pm - 21:00pm (Public, Family, Friends)
*RSVP Online Registration
www.formosashow.co.uk/opening

Open Daily:
19th Thursday : 10:00am- 21:00pm (Public)
20th Friday : 10:00am- 21:00pm (Public)
21st Saturday : 10:00am- 21:00pm (Public)
22nd Sunday : 10:00am- 21:00pm (Public) 
*Admission Free 

Venue:
CANDID ARTS TRUST Gallery, 
3 Torrens Street , Islington, London EC1V 1NQ, UK