#Untitlab mardi 31-10-2023 #Interview

In Conversation with Untitlab s Art director: Tian Cai

In the dynamic realm of fashion, where innovation and style are the reigning monarchs, a brand emerges that challenges convention and embraces the undefined. Meet Untitlab, a trailblazing fashion label dedicated to the art of footwear and accessories design. Their very name is an ode to the way artists entitle their creations when they defy categorization. In the spontaneous process of crafting, Untitlab finds its essence in the uncharted territory of creative imagination.

Co-founded by Creative Director Sans, CEO Justin Zen, and the visionary Art Director, Tian Cai aka Nicolas. Untitlab is reshaping fashion's essence. Their design philosophy emphasizes progress, material innovation, and alternative aesthetics, blurring the lines between art and fashion and creating new possibilities.

Untitlab™ made its debut at Shanghai Fashion Week in March 2019 with its first Autumn/Winter collection, and since then, it has left its indelible mark on global fashion stages like London Fashion Week, Pitti Uomo Menswear Fashion Week, and Paris Fashion Week.

Today, we delve into the world of Art Director Nicolas Tian, exploring his unique creativity, personal journey. It's not just about fashion, it's about what makes Tian Cai tick, as he shares some candid and amusing insights into his life and passions.


What is your zodiac sign?
Nicolas: Scorpio

What was your favorite cartoon as a kid?
Nicolas: Jackie Chan Adventures

Do you prefer night or day?
Nicolas: Day

What is your least favorite color?
Nicolas: Beige

Which celebrity would you dream dressing?
Nicolas: Alexander Skarsgard

What's your favorite object that you own?
Nicolas: Airpods

What's the disgusting food you like to eat?
Nicolas: Intestine

What's your favorite vegetable?
Nicolas: Cucumber

If you were a plant, which one would you be?
Nicolas: Garlic

If you were a sauce, which one would you be?
Nicolas: Chilli sauce

What was the last picture you took on your phone?
Nicolas : This one


Who is the teacher who has most influenced your career and why?
Nicolas: I don’t like any of my teachers ;(

Which movie character you most identify with?
Nicolas: Erika Kohut (Isabelle Huppert) in La Pianiste (The Piano Teacher)

What did you eat last night?
Nicolas: Chorizo

Who would you choose as an actor to play you in your biopic?
Nicolas: Alexander Skarsgard

What is your favorite smell?
Nicolas: Hotpot

What is your favorite word?
Nicolas: Woof

What animal would scare you the most if it entered the room you are in now?
Nicolas: Rat

What's your favorite swear word?
Nicolas: Dick

What's your favorite place to cry?
Nicolas: In my sofa

Last Instagram picture you liked?


What was the last good movie you saw?
Nicolas: Rotting in the sun

What's your favourite/fetish item of clothing in your wardrobe?
Nicolas: Umbro tracksuit

What's your worst shame?
Nicolas: I screamed when I entered darkroom of a gay sauna for the first time

What's your last dream?
Nicolas: I forgot :(

What would be your job in another life?
Nicolas: Monk

Who would you dream to collaborate with?
Nicolas: Arca

What is the best costume you've ever worn? And the worst?
Nicolas: Rick Owens; Jacquemus

What is the worst question you've ever been asked?
Nicolas: What brings you here?

If you had to eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Nicolas: Hotpot

What is your favorite piece in your last collection?
Nicolas: Swift Trek Black

What is your worst phobia/fear?
Nicolas: Saturn returns

Is there a question you would like to ask one of the designers represented by Autrement PR ?
Nicolas: To Ximon Lee, what’s your Onlyfans?

What kind of music do you listen to when you work? Do you share with us a link to your playlist?
Nicolas: https://soundcloud.com/crackmagazine/mama-snake