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...creativity comes from my infinite questioning of everything.

Line Ch is a thai born, Paris based recent graduate from Esmod Lyon with an award winning collection in 2011. Growing up in Bangkok surrounded by the traditional psychology of religious beliefs meant that fashion was not her initial dream but she was always intrigued by the complexity of pattern draping and textile creation. She bought herself to Europe to study, first in Brussels as a student of Fine Arts and then in France. Her graduate collection is an experimentation of the evolution of human mentality; vision coming from her ancestral beliefs and abstract storytelling mixed with her obsession in dark/bleak electronica music and David Lynch’s films. She experiments with sculptural lines, paper-cut volumes and classic patterns contrasting technical materials such as spacer and latex with poetic and natural ones such as silk muslin and organza. The inspiration for her collection comes from working with atmospheres and exploring the sensibility of nontraditional materials; creating a performance through graphical textures, visual movements and mind-body connections reflected by the details which protray anatomical deformation and second skin. In her pieces we can particularly grasp an eerie ambiance, though the pieces remain wearable. Line's concept presents a reinterpretation of ‘normal’ reality regarding human emotional energy and transferring this as an effective message to people through her work.

Nothing inspires me like...
Being surrounded by strangers, like being an invisible intruder on the metro with my iPod and setting up a scene in my head about their presence and emotional expressions as if it were reality.

I hope...
In the future I can do collaboration projects with filmmakers, sculptors, performance artists and photographers or anyone who’s work I am obsessed with.

Cultural influence...
I'm in the two extremes of growing up in a very conservative oriental culture yet having a very individualistic European spirit.

I got where I am...
I'm still young and I'm not there yet, but for now thanks to ambition, hard-work, mistakes and luck (which brought the great people to me: parents, friends and teachers).

Fashion can sometimes...
Become excessively egocentric.

Creativity comes from...
My infinite questioning of everything.

If I could...
I would have more than twenty-four hours a day, get more than two hours of sleep or divide myself into 80 copies to achieve everything I want to do in one day.

My dreams are...
To have the chance to move around and live in the Scandinavian countries; to meet people who dream up the same kind of art projects as me and keep being amazed by making clothes in creative everyday life.

My vice is...
I am not in the habit of being a good reader though I really would love to be.

I scream when...
My life becomes limited by nationality, identification and geographical borders.

Studios make me...
Feel like living on planet Pluto.

I'm an emotional retard...
I'm unable to be logical, so I'm going inversely on process..though I get lovely absurd ideas by being this way.

I get bored easily...
When in discussions about the trend of each season.

I try to live...
Self-sufficiently and keep my intuition alive.

I like making...
Sleepless nights, ( a "nice" habit I got from school!), to create my own atmosphere and to combine unclear images in my head to my work.

I love getting older...
Being more and more culturally dedicated and absorbing as much knowledge from every artistic field as I can.