Just back from ART for You, art fair in Hanoi, Vietnam organized by WorkRoomFour (co-founded by Claire Driscoll and Dorian Gibbs, artists and art teachers from the British) and Manzi art space (Bill Nguyen and Tram Vu are the owners).
This is a collaborated project between me and Chi L. Nguyen.
THƯ MADELIN + CHI L. NGUYEN
From the self-initiated project “Pattern Play” by Chi L. Nguyen, Thư Madelin recognized in it the potential and from then, the two started to collaborate on the joint project “Pattern Collection” from summer 2015.
Chi designs the patterns from her original illustrations of various themes, then sends them to Thư from Saigon. Thư, based in Hanoi, prints them onto fabrics and puts embroidery both by hands and machine on the printed pattern, bringing them into new medium or way of application. With “Pattern Collection”, Chi and Thư hope to enrich their pattern design skill-sets as well as bringing them to life, with functions and practicality, but with no less fun!
Chi. L Nguyen is a Vietnamese illustrator, trained in the UK and currently based in Saigon, Viet Nam. Her focal interests lie in pattern design and sensorial, tactile elements.
Fashion Designer Doan Thu is the Creative Director of the young, independent fashion brand 'Moniq by M' (started in 2009). Madelin has a big passion in antique/ vintage clothing and culture studies. She finds much energy and inspiration from bright colours and the innocence of childhood.
Creative director aka Art shipper. Hire me!