Born in China, Lin grew up surrounded by fashion: his mother was a dressmaker and his grandmother had expertise in the artistry of traditional Chinese craft. At age 18, Lin immigrated to Australia, to study fashion at Melbourne’s prestigious RMIT and went on to launch his eponymous label in 2013. Chris Ran Lin believes in the unlimited potential of the knitted garment. His experiments are brave and highly exploratory. Lin brings the old-school tailoring technique married with traditional craftsmanship is the signature handwriting in Chris Ran Lin’s design. His works are lush in colours, delightfully soft touch within masculinity and have personal association. The intricate knitted pattern and fabric re-creation echo Lin’s manic eye for detail. At its core, the brands sensibility is reflected in its quality and craftsmanship.
Can you describe your line and the main features of your brand in a few words?
Colors, delightfully soft touch within masculinity, texture.
Do you know Pitti Uomo and which are your expectations behind this project?
Yes. I think my expectations would be to gain more audiences to know about my brand internationally with Pitti Uomo. Also, it will be a great chance to meet buyers from the world.
Can you tell us something about what we will see in Florence (the main inspirations behind the collections and something about it)?
The collection starts with the word “noise”. To create noises out from garment with improper elements with stereotype garments. Put together things are not supposed together, make up the garment noise to challenge the traditional impression. The collection play with colors, texture and proportions to create the excitements to menswear, combining different types of yarn and play with contrast texture in knitwear.