Marika Barbie + [Quoc Thang]

Quoc Thang—an Artistic Designer Deep in Thought

Born in Malaysia, Quoc Thang was raised in Alkmaar of the Netherlands, which is a city situated in Noord Holland that dates back to the 10th century.

At the age of 18, Thang moved to Amsterdam where, in 2005, he graduated with an award from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy.

Since graduation, Thang has lived and worked in Paris, Berlin, and Shanghai, where he spent an entire year.

In his creations, Thang is deep in thought, focusing on the vulnerability and transitory nature of life.

He draws inspiration from specific moments and occurrences in his life, upon which he develops an idea and, then, a full collection.

Like a skilled artist, Thang views the human body as his canvas, approaching each design in a mathematical way as he concentrates on lines and composition.

Like a prolific author, Thang regards each design as a chapter in his book, which narrates a profound story.

Thang’s award-winning collection at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy was entitled Schoonheid van het Einde, or “Glorious End”—a theme about death, which he has developed over the years.

Building upon the theme, Thang has progressed onward to Enkel een Herinnering, or “Solely a Memory,” which, as the title reads, is about memories.

His latest work is Ieder Einder, or “Every Horizon,” which addresses nostalgia, longing, and seclusion.
To view the collection, please click.

Photos Copyright Quoc Thang.