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And the LORD said to Moses, “Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that commanded them. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt! (Exodus 32:7-8)
22AW - The Golden Calf
The story of “The Golden Calf” in The Bible depicts the public betray god, and choose to worship a manmade idol-the statue of a golden calf. It is a reflection of people nowadays are superstitious and blindly follow idols, religions, authorities, and information.
AW22 Collection: THE NEW ERA
This theme of THE NEW ERA combines with current issue of the pandemic, and was inspired by self senses. In the era of pandemic, people are apprehensive, lost, and devastated, but people are also trying to find, adapt and change under this feeling of fear. Global pandemic will end eventually, we have to persistently face challenges and find ourselves in order to move on after the depression owing to the pandemic. Human cultures constantly recuperate and change, and new brands always emerge to liberate our thoughts, and revolutionize all sorts of art, sense, and behavior. All of these aim to break the status quo of generation. As a new brand, HORSE LAI, infuses inspiration and new energy into the fashion industry, and brings a new perspective for human beings in the post-pandemic era.
The concepts of clothing mostly stem from the idea of deconstruction, and emphasize the capability and possibility of daily wear. The brand attempts to find the balance between formal and casual wear, and also combine with its quality of neat line, eventually brings out a profound and whole new feeling.
AW22 Collection: Reflections of Remaining Fragments
Fragments and pieces of memories are so vivid and sophisticated. They are like the reflections of afternoon window grilles, bricks after rain, flowers on a road, musicals on TV, an embroidery table cloth on a dining table, biology illustrated handbook in a shelf, cashmere and cotton padded coat from grandmother's wardrobe, and an image of myself from a mirror in the closet. All these Taiwanese memories link to multiple cultures and contemporary thoughts. All the profound images of the past project visions of the future. From this perspective, a return journey can be a departure.
The AW22 Collection - Shape of tenacity is inspired by the Antelope Canyon in Arizona (USA). Although the stones in Antelope Canyon look smooth and soft but they are actually quite solid and hard. The texture and beautiful streaks on the rocks are there because of the amounts of floods and significant wind erosions they have gone through, they are a great metaphor of the tenderness and strength which are able to find in women nowadays. Humans and nature have a deeply rooted connection with each other. Besides our biological needs from the nature, it has always been a source of stability to we human as well, it helps restore our bodies, minds and spirits.
This collection has been designed in a neutral and genderless style, to focus on blurring the gender lines in clothing. The collection is mainly built up by a selection of different earth toned colors, adding some split-complementary colors as embellishments. The abstract printings implicate the textures and lines on stone walls, the idea is to echo the beauty of light shining through the stones in Antelope Canyon and to show confidence by showing parts of the skin and body while wearing. It is designed to give off a retro-modern feel, also to be worn comfortably while still modifying the shape of the body. After assembling the pieces together, not only does it gives the viewer a unique visual experience, but also provides the wearer to connect with the clothing and even share opinions and views through it.