Lyurong Chen is a recent graduate focusing on contemporary menswear in NYC.

Her collections constantly explore themes around consumerism, while focusing on the relationship between body, garment and space.

The Absurdity of Desire collection explores shape, body and form in the form of contemporary menswear. It is inspired by the 2 films: The Next Floor and The Platform, both of which depicts a dark and grotesque side of food and food consumption. This prompted me to look at my relationship with food focusing on the physical mess and emotional stress that comes with eating. I aim to discover the artificial grotesque hidden behind the ephemeral pleasure and desire when we consume food and sweets.