Pashen is an amalgamation of the components which fuel my life. The word passion is defined as a powerful and compelling emotion. The word shen means spirit in Chinese and is the pronunciation of symbols I once saw in a painting, was completely drawn to, and sketched in a notebook which I’ve carried around for many years. A combination of the words passion and shen, pashen represents things that inspire powerful and compelling emotion within my spirit, hopefully conveyed through my work and daily life.
After working in the fashion industry and exploring every angle that I could through the production of fashion shows, visual merchandising, couture bridal design, sportswear product development, buying, marketing, and writing, my path led me to sustainable fashion. Compelled by a lifelong appreciation for beautiful things that are hand-made and a newly enhanced understanding of love for our planet, I embarked on a new adventure to create a little something that mirrors all of that.
Through this platform, I hope to share pieces of my journey in the development of ‘pashen collection’ – my homage to art, craftsmanship, culture, sustainability and ethics in fashion.