Thursday, March 17, 2016


By Eva Fydrych

Trends from Taipei
8 must-have pieces for SS 2016

Photos by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine (Click to enlarge)

Our trip to Taipei last year was an excellent opportunity to discover some of the hottest fashion and shopping trends. The vibrant capital of Taiwan is one of the most inspiring Asian cities. Modern, friendly, and full of various attractions and fun activities, Taipei is a constant source of inspiration and won't disappoint any travellers looking for a unique and trendy destination.

Have a look at what inspired us most during our #TaiwanTrip in November 2015 and don't forget to check our Taipei IN Style coverage!

1. Funky Accessories

Dare to Dream / Hong Kong (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

8 fashion trends for SS 2016

  • Funky accessories - brighten up your spring wardrobe with a bold splash of colour, statement bags and eye-catching details
  • Lace embellishments - add an edge to your everyday look
  • Geometric patterns - stand out from the crowd with bold prints and patterns
  • Black & white stripes - boost your look with this season's most popular fashion trend
  • Bird motifs - make your spring uniform pop with playful animal motifs
  • Trendy caps / hats / hair accessories - cool and edgy look for a modern woman
  • Pretty in pink - simple, sexy and sweet; choose delicate pastels or vibrant fuchsia for a flirty and feminine look 

2. Lace Embellishments

Athena Chuang (Onefifteen | Da'an concept storePhoto by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

A new take on Fashion

No matter which trends you decide to follow and how you redefine your style this season, remember that 2016 is all about individuality and being yourself. Don't be afraid to show off your wild side and embrace the way you look. Your clothes should always express your personal style and make you feel comfortable. This summer, have fun with fashion and let your personality shine!

"It's crucial to be independent and different nowadays. (...) Being like someone else isn't an option anymore. You can't follow other people's tastes. You have to be adventurous and take risks." - Soo Joo Park

3. Geometric Patterns

DOUCHANGLEE (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

DOUCHANGLEE is a well-known Taiwanese brand founded by designers Stephane Dou and Changlee Yugin in 1995. Today, they run 5 boutiques and are present in 9 department stores across Taiwan. Their beautifully designed, industrial concept store [wum] is located at No. 1, Lane 16, Section 2,  Zhōngshān North Rd in Zhongshan District, Taipei. Don't miss it!

"The combination of modern and urban fashion has been the synonym of the new lifestyle." -

4. Black & White Stripes

Crystal Wang (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

CRYSTAL WANG is a newly established designer brand based in Taipei. Launched by a local fashion celebrity, Crystal Wang, the brand offers stylish ready-to-wear at affordable prices. A sophisticated mix of Western and Oriental influences, simple silhouettes and creative use of colour provide individuality for every woman.

Many Taiwanese stylists, bloggers, and celebrities have since become loyal customers making CRYSTAL WANG one of the most promising brands on the market.

5. Blue Crush

One of the international designers available at Onefifteen | Da'an concept store

Onefifteen (初衣食午) is a concept store carrying both local and international designers. Make sure you check out their amazing Cafe which is the best illustration of Onefifteen's "live with beauty" philosophy.

An impressive list of designer brands available at Onefifteen include: Delpozo, Jenny Packham, Simone Rocha, Huishan Zhang, Antonio Marras, Martin Grant, Kolor, TAAKK, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Doublet, Nicholas Kirkwood, Sophia Webster, Elena Ghisellini, Myriam Schaefer, Holly Fulton, Giles, Neil Barrett, Uma Wang, Yves Salomon, Vilshenko, Yoshio Kubo, Iceberg, ts(s), Amantes Amentes, Chiara Ferragni, and Common Projects.

"Situated on the quiet Da-an road, an antiquated building with huge space and elevated second floor ceiling has been transformed into an innovative, cutting-edge greenhouse carrying new and young designers' creative works." -

6. Bird Motifs

Taiwanese brand bLender (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

bLender, a funky Taiwanese brand, has currently 5 stores in Taiwan (including one in Taipei). They carry two different lines for Spring/Summer 2016: Modern Style designed by Buggy Lee and Casual Style designed by Rabaca Wang. bLender offers trendy, casual clothes featuring interesting details and diverse colour palette.

The pink bird design (pictured above) was created by a Taiwanese model Candy Wang

We also really liked bLender's colourful and versatile pieces for Spring/Summer 2015. Have a look at the whole collection here: 時裝美學

7. Trendy Caps / Hats / Hair Accessories

Shillin Night Market (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

Shilin Night Market, located in the Shilin District of Taipei, is often considered to be the largest and most famous night market in the city. You can find everything here: from food vendors and small restaurants to numerous street stalls and trendy boutiques selling clothes and accessories. It's a fun place to hang out with friends in the evening!

Read more about Spring/Summer 2016 headwear trends here.

8. Pretty in Pink

DOUCHANGLEE (Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine)

More about shopping in Taipei and best trends from Taipei IN Style coming soon!


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