Casually flipping through a notebook of meticulous sketches and material swatches, Chris Ran Lin exudes the essence of a young, up-and-coming designer. He graduated from RMIT last year and his unique style and bold menswear is fast gaining industry attention.
His show-stopping collection of suiting, shoes, belts and bags pivots around his extraordinary knitwear pieces. Think swathes of thick vividly coloured wool, thick, looping weaves and hand-finished details. Perhaps a little avant-garde for the everyday Melbourne man, Ran Lin insists it’s very wearable and that garments from the collection will suit the local climate. Our favourite piece is this chunky, knitted jumper in carrot.