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Strangers in strange lands

Imagine you are in a far away land, and maybe you already are. The population is completely different from you, and you have a hard time finding clothes you like. If it were me, I’d probably have you all send me clothes (if you would be so kind) but Megan Fischer took a totally different attitude. She started designing her own clothes. After working a few years in the corporate world, she took off on a sabbatical in China that truly changed the course of her life. It’s where she started Matsu Design.

I don’t know about her, but in my own experience of living in another country, it all becomes blaringly obvious that your fashion sense is not universal. Although, I lived in London, I still felt like I stuck out like a provincial sore thumb, dressed in clothes off the Banana Republic sales rack didn’t really fit in with the swanky London fashion scene. But in a county where you are of a more northern European build in a country where everyone is way smaller than you, can prove a whole set of problems besides ‘fitting in’.

I admire Fischer’s innovation and creative solutions, the clothes she made look neither North American nor Asian, but a combination of the sorts. She also got together with fellow ex-pat Todd Anthony Tyler to photograph her collection. They wanted to develop a more editorial look to present the line of clothing. Tyler’s done a wonderful job of doing so.

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4 comments for “Strangers in strange lands”

  1. Think about it America…

    Posted by Concerned american | January 26, 2008, 11:30 pm
  2. Great idea! I find the pic on the right very inspiring. I was doubting whether to buy a pair of pointed jazz shoes or not, but definitely I’m going to get them.

    Posted by Allure | January 27, 2008, 8:26 am
  3. I love the zipped up dress…. it’s also beautifully shot…. thanks for the info!

    Posted by susie_bubble | January 27, 2008, 12:31 pm
  4. Everywhere I go, people can tell I’m from NYC!

    Posted by WendyB | January 27, 2008, 1:00 pm

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