Kin Yan Lam
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Born 12th January 1995 Chinese
Kin Yan introduces Dong Cloth, a traditional handmade fabric sustainably produced by the Dong community in Southern China. Created through a process of picking cotton, spinning, weaving, embroidery, dipping in natural dyes, two years’ work and prolonged hammering, the Dong traditional cloth is the essence of a nation with a millenary history. In addition to the cloth, the design methodology focuses on the translation of packaging techniques and systems into pattern cutting to create innovative silhouettes in menswear. Kin Yan is all about sustainability and craftsmanship explored in a contemporary context. The aim of his project was to explore new interpretations of a traditional craft with the support of modern technologies.