Taiwan’s betel nut beauties inspire new collection by The End Lingerie
The ‘Mixtape’ drop is an ode to those “leaving a trail of no fucks behind”
The End Lingerie released a new collection of intimates under the title ‘Mixtape’ on November 25. The Taiwanese brand was founded by model and designer Bei Kuo, first surfacing in 2018.
The whole collection is inspired by betel nut beauties (檳榔西施) — a term in Taiwanese culture that refers to girls in edgy, sensuous attire that sell betel nuts and cigarettes from brightly-lit, colourful glass enclosures.
In an interview with HypeBae, Kuo prides herself on being “a guardian and creator of garments that encourage authenticity”. The Taiwan-based artist created the ‘Mixtape’ collection as an ode to those “leaving a trail of no fucks behind.”
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Taking the form of 14 items, it’s Kuo’s personal way of providing customers with a playlist of love songs to enjoy.
The alluring cuttings, vibrant color scheme, and punk and BDSM culture-inspired hardware in the brand’s latest line-up were captured by DJ and photographer Chien Wen Lin.
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Peek some of the photos below and shop the collection here.
Adrianna Cheung is Mixmag Asia’s Culture Curator, follow her on Instagram.