Born in China, Chris Ran Lin grew up surrounded by fashion: his mother was a dressmaker and his grandmother had expertise in the artistry of traditional Chinese craft. Aged 18, Chris immigrated to Melbourne, Australia, where he undertook RMIT’s BA Fashion Design in 2011 and, completed MA Fashion Design in 2015.
From the beginning, Chris believed in the unlimited potential of the knitted garment, and in 2013 launched his menswear label. Bringing old-school tailoring techniques and traditional craftsmanship together is the signature of Chris’s design. His works are lush in colours, soft to touch and demonstrate exploratory and intricate knitted patterns, reflecting a keen eye for details.
Chris marries structural and conceptual pieces with commercial and contemporary menswear. At its core, the brand’s sensibility is reflected in quality and craftsmanship.
CHRIS RAN LIN