Our Meet the Muse segment continues with stylist and garment designer Lin Xiu Wei.
Based out of Taichung, Taiwan, Xiu Wei dons a range of labels ranging from streetwear staples A Bathing Ape and Supreme to high fashion mainstay Alexander McQueen, with some of 2016’s most hyped sneakers mixed in. Shot in Taiwan, the gallery is also paired with a short set of questions, which we asked Xiu Wei to get to know her a bit better.
Enjoy the interview below, and don’t miss our previous Meet the Muse with Lauryn Hill’s daughter, Selah Marley.
What brought you into the stylist field?
First, I was a garment designer, making special garments for celebrities. As my clients realized that I have a strong sense for styling, they started to offer me more styling work.
Describe one of the projects you’re currently working on.
It’s such a busy period, right now I’m styling a music video by Aristophanes and Will Butler. Also I just styled a new editorial that will be published soon on Highsnobiety.
Which fashion brand or designer inspires you the most?
What is your favorite item in your wardrobe?
A simple white T-shirt.
How is your daily life related to your work?
It depends, I wake up at 10 a.m. to have breakfast, do some research and check out references, then I visit different stores to request garments until 8 or 9 p.m. before having dinner.
What goals are in your near future?
I’m moving to Shanghai this month.
Do you play any sports?
Mostly core exercises, because I hate jogging.
Which is the most unforgettable exhibition or gallery you have visited?
“MIYAKE ISSEY EXHIBITION: The Work of Miyake Issey” exhibition in Tokyo. It paired nature and mankind as its main themes, embodying the maker’s state of mind and creativity.
What is your favorite shop to visit?
Any vintage shop.
What type of music is at the top of your playlist?
Where could you travel or visit constantly and not get tired of?