creating playful pieces centered
around adaptability, interaction & play

graduate collection: crossing and parting

Current process work for my final undergraduate collection, to be showcased on April 13th. crossing and parting is a multiseasonal, contemporary menswear collection with modular aspects.

The collection balances the duality of cherishing people currently in our lives while being grateful for those we’ve parted ways with.  At its core, this collection aims to encourage an openness  to both spontaneous connections and farewells.


A modular wool coat with lambskin leather details that can be fully transformed into a bag.

The coat invites the wearer to play and style the coat in various ways, reimagining their relationship with the garment throughout each use.

The turtleneck collar can be zipped fully, partially, or left unzipped. The leather straps can be clipped onto any of the d-rings on the front, back, and/or sleeves, and thus the bag can be worn as a backpack, crossbody bag, etc. Seven zippered pockets are featured throughout the coat.

of magic:
linen suit

Two-piece contemporary linen suit with 3D openings and organza contrast panels.

Magic is in the dirty puddle that reflects the sky from a certain angle; the wrong turn that leads into a picturesque alleyway; the light refractions on the water when the sun hits just so; the sweet surrender to the whims of life.

The details throughout the garments change upon the wearer’s interaction, inviting further slow observation. The garments respond to their wearer’s routine movements, however, spontaneous movements and play will be rewarded with newfound discoveries.

june 2023
Final project -- study abroad semester at UAL: London College of Fashion, fashion design & development


“to bloom, thrive, or evolve”

SS22 mini collection
Fluid, silky garments with modular styling options inspired by my Chinese-Indonesian ethnicity, especially as a second-generation immigrant. 

Those with mixed ethnicities and/or immigrant histories experience unique intersections of cultures, allowing for novel fusions. Similarly, wearers are able to deconstruct and combine the garments to their personal preferences, mimicking the dualities of liberation and confinement, growth and loss, belonging and alienation, etc.

The mini collection features hand-drawn and dyed batik tulis textiles--a traditional Indonesian wax-resist dyeing technique--and boiled shibori textures. Water, particularly ocean waves and rust, are inspirations throughout the collection.


© 2024, audrey chen
© 2024, audrey chen

creating playful pieces centered around adaptability, interaction & play

graduate collection
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moments of magic



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