Tsai-Chun Huang is a fashion designer with a costume design background.
His PhD research based at Royal College of Art, London (Textile Design 2014-19) explores the spatial relationship between garments and the human body, focusing on the flow motion of pleating.
Prior to his arrival in London, Tsai-Chun was a tutor attached to HAHA at ARMU Design Taipei where he taught pre-schoolers design through an architectural approach. In 2013 he received funding from the Taiwanese government to investigate traditional indigo dying techniques in China and the USA.
During his PhD research, he revised the traditional hand pleating method and demonstrated the new technique by hosting workshops in the USA, the UK, China and Taiwan. He also applied the new pleating method to design fashion collections, costumes for music video and Hull, City of Cultural 2017.
Tsai-Chun believes that the development of new materials will dramatically change fashion in the future. Therefore, he is committed to researching new possibility of pleated textiles.