Grandma's horror stories
The type of clothes you wear and the kinds of accessories you use to either jazz them up or tone them down says a lot about who you are, where you’re from, what you do, and how you feel about yourself and others. However, the biggest influence on my dressing style is my grandmother. Because of her, I could find my own dressing style. But my relationship with my grandmother is very delicate. I respect her very much, but I am also afraid of her.
All this is because of the terrible superstitions she told me from childhood. In Chinese culture, superstitions are a part of everyday life. Like any other culture around the world, some traditional Chinese superstitions may seem strange, but they hold significant value. To keep children safe, their parents would scare them with this superstition.In this collection, I hopes to combine the exquisite handicraft of slow fashion with avant-garde design and pursue the balance of practicality and artistry. I extracts elements from each story and explores different technologies and materials from the story itself, such as Macrame, beading, latch hooking, crochet, etc.
Dairu Ren is a fashion designer located in New York City. Originally from China, she moved to New York to attend Parsons School of Design. Dairu specializes in all gender with experience in both knitting and crochet. she also has an interest in print and pattern design, color and concept building.
Each collection is an individual and imaginative story that is told through meticulously crafted pieces. Surrounded by knitting and crochet in her home country, Dairu started to learn the craft from the age of Eleven. Dairu's designs are experimental and innovative, infusing her heritage with the advanced technologies of today.