By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) is calling for public
support for Taiwanese designer Justin Chou (周裕穎). The up and coming designer is competing against talented designers from 44 countries in the “Global Emerging Designers Contest” held by fashion magazine ELLE.
Despite describing himself as someone who lacks fashion sense, Ko is working hard to solicit votes for Chou through his personal Facebook account. He noted that Chou, who advanced to the top eight with his unique embroidery outfits, is locked in fierce competition with contestants from Malaysia, Brazil, and Serbia. He urges everyone to cast the ballot for the local budding designer via the online platform before June 1. [FULL STORY]