24 Days of Emerging Designers: Chrisu


Chrisu Scarves One may say that designer Christin Chang is a storyteller. With a background in fine art, her media of choice has become scarves which now makes up her New York-based label Chrisu. Whimsical to the eye, this casual luxury brand has a body of work that is not just a chic accessory, but is also left for the wearer to interpret.

Each scarf is hand drawn and painted as a water color drawing before being digitally printed on silk. Using crepe de chine and chiffon silk, her pieces are soft to touch and can be worn throughout the year for both dressed up and casual looks. She tells us, "we wanted to create a line of silk scarves that can be worn effortlessly for a younger generation."

For 2014, her collection is about illusion and perspective of space. Inspired by M.C Escher’s, Day and Night Tessellations her work is made up of thoughtful patterns and design. Case and point: the Game of Labyrinth scarf is an aerial map of an unknown garden, but in reality, it is just a part of a board game. And, in the No Diving Allowed scarf, the swimmers seems to be diving deep, but in reality, they may be just laying on a tile floor in a diving position, but you could never tell.

Learn more about the label at Chrisu.

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