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Fashion in The Age of The Cyborg With Brenda Tham

Megan Hill

Brenda Tham is a London based fashion stylist. Brenda's work often feels futuristic but remains distinctly emblematic of her Chinese heritage.

Brenda Tham wears a hot pink crop top and beige cargos in front of a metal garage door
Brenda Tham—fashion stylist

What iconic collection would you love to style?

Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 1998 collection.

Whose work are you loving at the moment?

Guo Pei. I'd love to collaborate with her. I think her work is absolutely stunning and it screams royalty and elegance.

A name we should know?

A model named Tin Gao. Her features are extremely unique and I find her beautiful.

How do you hope your work will be remembered?

I want my work to be remembered for my Asian aesthetic.

I truly love my culture (I'm Chinese) and its traditions. I definitely want to showcase it in my work.
A collection of Brenda Tham's editorial styling work. Made in Visualist's set.new.

We asked Brenda to share her 'bucket list concept'—the creative vision that she hopes to one day bring to life...

Age of the Cyborg

I'm envisioning a futuristic dystopian cyborg world!

The model will have cyborg body parts and be suspended in the air by wires/tubes, within the Large Hadron Collider.

There's been so many campaigns and shoots in the fashion industry championing sustainability and going green for the future, and that's a really good thing, but I want to see it from a different point of view. I want to create something a bit more drastic.

This concept is essentially about how, with such relentless technological advancements, we're fast approaching a dystopian future where humans will want to switch out organic body parts with stronger, faster and better robot counterparts.

Visualist's interpretation of 'Age of the Cyborg'—a fashion shoot set in a dystopian future. Made in Visualist's set.new.

Find an archive of Brenda's work on her Instagram or check out her website.

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