ANGUS CHIANG collaborated with Ms. Mei-Nu Tu Chen making a series of Can Ring Pulls Weaving Bag -「Iron Banana」 and 「Iron Pumpkin」 to further highlight AW19 collection. At the age of seventeen, Ms. Mei-Nu Tu Chen moved to Badouzi for marriage. She learned how to weave fishing nets at home while her husband went fishing in the sea. By utilizing the techniques of making bamboo fans she learned in her hometown in Zhoumei, Neihu, she was able to perform all kinds of tasks skillfully, whether weaving a fishing net, repairing a lift net or making a straw bag. After weaving fishing nets for nearly sixty years, she still does all the weaving and repair work completely by hand, which not only makes nets more durable and less likely to break but also keeps the traditional net-making culture alive.
Photo by LiFu Jia