Haven Liu


Drawing inspiration from the restless nights and haunting introspection that accompany sleeplessness, the “Insomnia” collection artfully expresses the ephemeral and often surreal mood of insomnia. This thematic underpinning is conveyed through an amalgamation of elements, ranging from the disheveled bed linens that result from insomnia’s unwelcome presence to the elusive illusions that play tricks on the sleep-deprived mind. The collection exhibits the intricate facets of insomnia, exploring the tangled web of emotions, body image dissection, and the intricate workings of the nervous system. What sets this collection apart are the innovative techniques employed in its creation. Knitting crochet and laser cutting techniques are juxtaposed to breathe life into garments that embody the disarray of sleepless nights. Color theory is deftly applied to convey the shifting moods and mental landscapes experienced during insomnia, while expert draping skills bring depth and dimension to the designs. From a design perspective, “Insomnia” is a testament to the transformative power of fashion. It transcends the superficial confines of clothing to explore the human experience itself. The philosophy underpinning this collection lies in the belief that fashion is a potent medium through which individuals can not only express their innermost emotions but also foster a sense of self-empowerment and resilience. It serves as a call to action, inviting those who have experienced the tumultuous journey of insomnia or any personal hardship to emerge from their struggles to be stronger, more resilient, and with an unwavering commitment to their own well-being.