Mutated pants with ingrown waistband

‘Draping that mimics twisted muscle tissue, viscose jersey with texture to imitate ultrasound scans, jackets with in-grown waistcoat details with vests…’

Do you have a 9-to-5? because I don’t. I wouldn’t know what it’s like getting up every morning and picking a different outfit everyday. I wouldn’t know because I happen to be the maestro of bumhood and freelance webdesign means I can meet my clients in my underwear. Wait, that didn’t come out right. The first time I encountered Eugene Lin‘s work was on my first ever trip to Fashion Week, and even then he had violated classics into a twisted yet subdued collection. The Vanishing Twin, the inspiration and title of his SS11 collection is a medical syndrome otherwise known as ‘fetus-in-fetu’, where a malformed parasitic twin is found within the body of a newborn. Don’t google it if you’re squeamish. (Which means everyone will have opened a new tab now…) The clothes might have a disturbing essence to it, but to go back to my opening question, aren’t they perfect for the 9-to-5 office? And when that well-informed male co-worker goes Hey that’s the Vanishing Twin! you could always murmur that your grandpa had that condition* and bag that free guilt lunch. So.Evil.

*The Vanishing Twin is apparently a common case in pregnancies. (grandpa did not have baby, or did he?)

Answer to pop quiz from nail post: Tripod. Just wanted to see what you might come up with. You guys are hilarious.

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  1. Really nice blog!!

  2. odd odd odd beautiful. My 9-5 clothes are fairly uniform because I adore sleep. Everything fairly sedate and then one thing that screams me, quirky, colour

  3. Interesting inspiration, and such beautiful clothes that came of it. I wish my office clothes were so fashion forward.. but instead I’ve fallen into a pattern of gray pants and red sweaters.

  4. I would have never thought the vanishing twin could be an inspiration..Anyway the clothes are really nice ^^

  5. I like the clothes better without thinking of the inspiration (i can’t help it but picturing it in). Nice clothes anyway.

  6. lovely lovely clothes <3 though i don't really understand how the vanishing twin was inculcated as an inspiration for them hmm

  7. I wish I had the drive to do freelance but alas, I am not organized and motivated enough and need to have a boss hounding me to get web projects done. But on topic – I love the tailored details of these outfits – especially that blue blazer-shirt in the last picture! Amazing!

  8. …oh, these clothes are really cool, but I wish you didn’t tell me the inspirations :S

  9. It’s funny: I don’t feel squeamish about the inspiration: I guess because I met him and saw the collection. I just love the way he thinks, and love his work.

    Love the grainy quality of your shots – it’s funny I had the same effect with mine. My shots came out pretty spooky actually:

    Not doing this to ‘self promote’ – just know we don’t always get a chance to see each others’ posts. It’s uncanny how similar our posts are – considering we went separately and didn’t check with each other. Great minds & all that. xo

  10. You have made my decision, I am never having children (It’s okay, I’m 18 – I can say that!) The whole thing just freaks me out…
    The implant is an amazing thing :)

  11. Yes, I don’t know what 9 to 5 is either, but i guess those pants would be perfect.
    I also love the dresses. Could those fit freelance bum-queens?

  12. 9 to 5 is a generic office job ;) starts at 9am, ends at 5pm – banks, insurance companies and the like ;)

  13. @Shini,

    Yes! I said I didn’t knew what it was because I am also a freelance addict!
    Great to know there are others like me! Thanks!

  14. hahaa owwwh dummy me I thought you were really asking what 9 to 5 was! xx

  15. If I wore those pieces to the office I would have well-meaning co-workers fussing about trying to undo all the folds and set them straight…

    Speaking of 9-to-5, these next 3 days before Thanksgiving holiday are going to feel like an eternity. And clearly I have already started slacking off, since it’s Monday morning and I am furtively checking on my favorite blogs on my crackberry.

  16. these dresses are gorge, loved all the pleated details, very conceptual and nicely done

  17. such amazing pieces. and what an inspiring post.
    hope you’re off to a great week darling

  18. ewww, strange inspiration. Gorgeous clothes.
    I absolutely love that navy blazer, although I don’t think I’d tell people the title of the collection that it came from :)

  19. Hahaha I had fun reading this post.. ur just hilarious! :) I wouldn’t know what 9-5 feels like either.. never has, never do, and hopefully never will! I just can’t stand the idea of being in one place for hours and hours.. i always gotta move move move! that’s why it still baffles me why my degree was in computer science… like, really now? did i just imagine I could code on the run or something? LOL.

    Farrah @ DISTRIKMODE

  20. Another great post! Will miss you at Take10!

  21. I did not know the condition was called that. It sounds too romantic to be such an odd deformation. Eugine Lin works great with pastels and I haven’t been following his work throughout I am glad he is still using them. His shapes are really to die for.

  22. Lucy S

    Amazing collection I’ve been following him for a while now..I think he’s just become twittering I think his twitter name is eugenelinfash also I heard a little rumour that he’s just been taken on by Expose Communications.

  23. dude i was searching for it before i even finished reading that
    a really cool but weird neoplasm for sure!

  24. Emilia


  25. Lovely clothes. I’m convinced I ate my twin in the womb. Now I have her powers!

  26. Totally stopped mid-post to google it. ewwwww…