By Chia Thao
This 2021 collection, Motion, is an intentional mix of activewear and streetwear, designed to fit the wearer’s ever-changing needs. With more individuals working from home, comfort is a key element of this collection, meant to embody her desire for work-life balance. This collection provides that flexibility that can take her from work to workout, going-out to lounging on the sofa. Chia’s designs also bring in simplicity and a lightweight approach to activewear, providing high visibility, performance, and convertibility in daily casualwear to take young women from work or school to home.
Behind the Collection
Coming to the United States in 2004, Chia Thao found her love for fashion in her high school years and discovered her interest in women's wear during her degree in Apparel Design at the University of Minnesota. As a first-generation college student coming from a low-income family, Chia found self-confidence through fashion and apparel. She believes that women have the power to wear what they are comfortable in, free from the judgment of others. Through her design experiences, turning sketches into wearable products, she wants to use her skills to help women, like herself, find themselves through what they wear.