3 of 6 Follow Taipei creative consultant @sunles’s story this week on @vogue and @voguetaiwan. Interview part-conducted in Mandarin. ⠀ “I don't shout: ‘Yay, same sex marriage,’ because love is something only you need to understand for yourself. ⠀ “Heterosexuals don't need to explain to the world why they're heterosexual right? If a girl likes a guy she doesn't need to explain: ‘Oh by the way…’ ⠀ “You never have to explain your relationship, you don't have to explain your marriage and you don't have to defend it. So I think true equality will be when we don't have to defend it either.” ⠀ // ⠀ #LoveWins彩虹故事 3/6】 🌈你同意嗎？ 愛情是自己懂就好的事情 ⠀ 「我不會大肆張揚說：『耶！同性婚姻，』因為愛情是自己懂就好的事情。」 ⠀ 「異性戀不需要向世界解釋自己的性向，對吧？如果一個女生喜歡男生，她不需要解釋：『歐其實我...』」 ⠀ 「你從不需解釋自己的感情關係，不需要解釋自己的婚姻，更不需要為其辯解。所以我認為真正的平權是當我們不再需要為此多費唇舌的時候。」 ⠀ 想知道更多台北創意顧問 @sunles的心路歷程，請關注本週 @vogue 和 @voguetaiwan。
2 of 6 Follow Taipei creative consultant @sunles’s story this week on @vogue and @voguetaiwan. Interview part-conducted in Mandarin. ⠀ “Passing this law [same sex marriage equality in Taiwan] means so many things beyond equal rights: it's about compassion and being able to understand love in all its forms. ⠀ “It’s the ability to embrace diversity, encourage tolerance, and push society forward which makes me so proud to be living here. It provides a sense of security, and even hope for many who may not have been confident enough to embrace their sexuality, and most importantly, a basic level of respect for everyone in the LGBTQ+ community.” ⠀ // ⠀ #Vogue雙語讀時尚 【連載 2 of 6 】 🌈 一起慶祝愛的勝利！― 孫怡 ⠀ 「這個 [台灣同性婚姻平權] 法案的通過，其中意義已超越平權層面的勝利：這包括如同理心的提升，以及大家開始暸解愛情的各種面貌。」 ⠀ 「擁抱多元化、倡導包容理念、以及推動社會進步的這些思潮，讓我很自豪身處此地。這個改變為更多族群提供了保障，甚至給予還無法自信接受自身性向的人希望。最重要的是，這也是對 LGBTQ+ 社群中每個成員最基本的尊重。」 ⠀ 想知道更多台北創意顧問 @sunles的心路歷程，請關注本週 @vogue 和 @voguetaiwan。
1 of 6 On May 17, 2019, Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. “I was literally in tears reading the news coverage and friends’ happy posts on social media on Friday,” says art lover and collector Leslie Sun (@sunles). “It’s cultural progress, it’s a progression of love.” Leslie grew up in Taipei before moving to Los Angeles at 18 years old to follow a creative path working in fashion and design, which eventually led her back home to open her dream shop-turned-creative agency Sunset. ⠀ “I’m extremely lucky because I came out in Los Angeles, and when I did everyone was super supportive,” she says. “I was actually quite late to realize my preference for girls. I was 28 when I discovered this about myself.” ⠀ Follow @sunles’s story this week on @vogue and @voguetaiwan. ⠀ // ⠀ 「當我禮拜五看到新聞和朋友們在臉書上的推文時我幾乎喜極而泣，」藝術愛好者和收藏家Leslie Sun(@sunles)說道，對於很多台灣人而言，這是改變生命的一週，因為台灣在亞洲內首先合法化了同性戀婚姻。 Leslie從小在台北長大，後來搬去了LA從事時尚設計相關的創意工作，這也引導著她之後回到台灣實現她的夢想，開一間店鋪和創意工作合一的事務所Sunset。 ⠀ 「我是極其幸運的，」她對她過去十年的歷程如此坦言道，「我是在洛杉磯出櫃的，我意識到我對女生的偏好是比較晚的。當我發現這一面的自己時我已經28歲了。」 ⠀ 想知道更多@sunles的心路歷程，請關注 @vogue 和 @voguetaiwan。
6 of 6 Ernesto (@ernestoartillo) constantly works on several projects outside of his studio practice. “I designed the floors of a house in Nijar and have created the costumes for the short Bertolt Brecht play, The Exception and the Rule, directed by Catalina Lladó, where each character is wearing the same dress in a different color depending on their role.” ⠀ The artist can count on a talented assistant and muse in the studio, his dog Pepe. “Pepe is a performer himself. I just need to say ‘Pepe, stand there’ and he starts posing.” ⠀ Always searching for a new medium to express his ideas, Ernesto started designing a jewelry collection, and recently began studying acting and dance. “I didn’t just want to create art, but be part of the art myself. I want to be on stage now, too.” ⠀ See more of @ernestoartillo’s story on @vogue.
5 of 6 Follow Spanish artist @ernestoartillo’s story this week. ⠀ “To me, love is beauty, divinity, the reason why we are here, and art is the way to conceptualize it. ⠀ “I love classical sculpture, Cubism, and Renaissance portraits. [The ancient Greek statue of] Laocoön and His Sons and Las señoritas de la calle Avinyó [by Pablo Picasso] have been an obsession since I was a child.”
4 of 6 Follow Spanish artist @ernestoartillo’s story this week. ⠀ “When I feel I already know how to use one discipline, I stop using it and start with another technique to keep learning and challenging myself. That is the best way for me to evolve personally and artistically.”
3 of 6 Follow Spanish artist @ernestoartillo’s story this week. ⠀ “My own fragility inspires a lot of my work. To me, to be fragile is part of human nature as we are not emotionally independent beings. ⠀ “We are nothing without other people’s love, just as art wouldn’t be art if there was no one in front of the artwork.”
2 of 6 Follow Spanish artist @ernestoartillo’s story this week. ⠀ “To begin my creative process I always start writing – maybe a sentence, a word or a short story. Then I choose which media would be the best to represent it and start from there. ⠀ “Your own identity is the best inspiration you can have.”
1 of 6 Ernesto Artillo (@ernestoartillo) grew up in a house full of paper collage. “I began using this technique 10 years ago when I thought my own pictures weren’t interesting enough,” says Ernesto, whose father is a collage artist, “so I started reworking them with paint, cutting or sewing them together.” ⠀ For the Madrid-based artist, creating collages is a therapeutic practice. Over the years, he has experimented with photography, video, performance, painting, and, most recently, costume design and jewelry. ⠀ “I deconstruct gender through my work because I do it with my own gender too,” says the 31-year-old. “There’s both femininity and masculinity in my character. I hope it helps people think about how many opportunities we are losing if we just choose one option.” ⠀ Follow @ernestoartillo’s story this week on @vogue.
6 of 6 Carina plans to continue to open the conversation around breasts. “I am motivated by creation and collaboration, and by the things that bring people closer together,” says the designer. Proceeds from her jewelry sales are donated to the Planned Parenthood non-profit organization and the natural birth clinic she volunteers at in Bali. ⠀ “I’m committed to taking Elppin as far into the world as possible,” she says. “It’s about damn time to free the nipple.” ⠀ See more of @cccaaarrrhhh’s story on @vogue.
5 of 6 Follow Bali-based designer @cccaaarrrhhh’s story this week. ⠀ “My nipple brooch has become a part of me. It makes me feel strong and safe but elicits a variety of reactions that range from enthusiastic: ‘Wow, that’s beautiful, I totally get it,’ to confused or skeptical: ‘What is that? Why are you wearing that?’ ⠀ “It definitely opens up conversations, and that’s the point. Some people feel naked when they take off their favorite earrings; I feel naked without my nipple brooch.”
4 of 6 Follow Bali-based designer @cccaaarrrhhh’s story this week. ⠀ “I was raised in New York City and Bali by creative parents who had a jewelry business. I speak Indonesian and Balinese. ⠀ “I love to start the day with a hike down into the river valley and across the rice fields. I ride my rainbow scooter to lunch at a little local warung for my favorite food: nasi campur, which is rice and spiced chicken, coconut with veggies. Like everyone else, I’m a work in progress. I care deeply about women and the environment. I am obsessed with beauty and empowerment.”