Created by Carole Chang (Zhang Yiping) for her 1996-97 Autumn-Winter collection, this ensemble is a good example of the interesting and innovative work produced by contemporary Taiwanese fashion designers. Born in 1969, Chang belongs to a group of younger Taiwanese designers, including Hu-Ya-chuan and Stephane Dou Teng-hwang, who received fashion training overseas then returned to Taiwan to establish their own labels. Chang studied fashion in France, at the 'Ecole Bellecour Supemod' from 1990 to 1992, where she believed she would have more creative freedom than in Taiwan. She established her own fashion label, 'Carole Chang', in Taiwan in 1995, and later opened a boutique called Hot Ice. Chang is critical of many Taiwanese women who hide behind international designer-label fashion, and aims to produce clothes that enable women to feel comfortable, confident and express their own personalities.