Tawainese label oqLiq made its 2020 F/W runway debut at New York Fashion Week in February, 2020. This fall, OqLiq is joining in the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) again and adapting to circumstances by showing its Spring-Summer 2021 collection with a virtual runway show, co-produced with Taiwanese multimedia artist Cowper Wang(王宗欣). The Virtual runway show will be presented at 10 am EDT on NYFW official website: https://app.nyfw.com/live/153572.
Orbit Lin(林家豪) & Chi Houng(洪琪), a designer duo based in Tainan, Taiwan. Orbit used to be an internet engineer from a rigorous technical training background. Chi is a designer from a fine art background. Although neither Orbit nor Chi has received authentic fashion design training, they start the fashion design career with a strong passion and interdisciplinary cogitation. These cultures and so do the oriental local culture are both strongly inspired their works. Taiwan, especially Tainan is well-known for being the R&D base of high-end technology fabrics. This gives them a great advantage to try on different fabrics made of multiple recycled materials. Orbit & Chi enjoyed the process of exploring the unknown area. They keep dismantling cultural symbols from where they from and giving new meaning to the collection. They believe exchanging ideas with professionals in different fields always enlightens for unlimited possibilities.
This season, oqLiq continues the oriental concept, incorporating high-end performance styles into the tailoring of street fashion, forming oriental style of design with tradition and new. The clothing material is inspired by the concept of sustainable design. To show its design concept through a virtual runway show, oqLiq works closely with Cowper Wang. The debut of Wang’s filming for oqLiq spring and summer collection 2021 would be a meaningful echo with its efforts on keeping digging the projection of life and translating the value from Taiwan's multiculturalism into fashion.