I just discovered the Swedish based fashion designer Nhu Duong and her JPEG collection. Using vivid digital prints on modular system of dresses, she manipulates images from amateur photographs found on the Web and digitally compresses them, to become pixelated, the final image turns into sublime geometric displays of color. Printed on silk these romantic color-field images are juxtaposed with monochrome neoprene material.
Born in Ho Chi Minh City as daughter of a Kung-Fu Master and a tailoress
immigrated to Sweden at the age of 7
started fashion studies in Florence
graduated in 2008 from BECKMANS COLLEGE OF DESIGN in Stockholm
design assistant at ACNE STUDIOS
exhibited at the SVENSKT TENN Exhibition 2008
first recipient of the MERCEDES BENZ Young Fashion Industry Awards in Sweden
debuting at Stockholm Fashionweek in 2009
first commercial collection Nhu Duong for WEEKDAY Spring 2009
H&M Scholarship as Emerging Talent in Design at the swedish ELLE AWARDS in 2010
appointed Head of Design for the online brand NOWHERE in 2011
currently lives and works between Stockholm and Berlin.
http://nhuduong.com/Jpeg // http://www.lifeiscarbon.com/weblog/2012/04/emerging-swedish-fashion-talent-.html