With a focus more on computer chips than frocks, Taiwan hasn’t up until now produced a fashion designer of global acclaim. But with a thriving textile industry and a new generation of well-informed, internationally-educated designers emerging, that may be about to change. As part of our Taiwan Revealed project, we went to Taipei to photograph the cream of young Taiwanese fashion design talent, including Shi Jen, Desaccord, Apu Jan and Jolin Wu, who was singled out by Fashion Scout at last year’s London Fashion Week. When it comes to style, it looks like the country is ready to make its mark.

Photography: Jan Lehner