As an experienced designer, Yu-Hsin is a firm believer in design being a part of our daily life, where we shape it to create a better lifestyle for ourselves.
I have been studying fashion design for five years. I decided to go to Italy to study my Master Degree last year, I deferred for a year because of COVID-19. Currently, I’m still learning new skill and find new ideas.
I tried a lot different things when I was a college student. I think becoming a designer is just another way to keep learning something that I love.
I studied international trade when I was a senior high school student. I majored in art and design for two year, learning interior design and art. However, I realized I have a passion for fashion design. Finally, I transferred to the other school to study fashion and I experienced collaborating with brands in surface design. Next year, I will go to Italy to learn collection design.
Design is our life. Anything in our daily life was designed to create a better life.
I think this question is really hard to answer, because everyone has a different opinion. Actually, I like many designs, so I guess I just keep an open heart to appreciate everyone's work.
Design is actually very subjective. Generalized good or bad design may be judged by consumers or users. For me, a good design is to convey their own ideas, and insist on it not to follow the trend.
My design style was affected by different age or different time. I like diversified designs. I use designs to transport my own ideas or stories. Recently, I like to incorporate the elements of time into my series design, so I used many different elements and material in it. I hope that I can find different ways to convey my idea.
Most of my ideas come from my life. If I’m interested in this topic, I would search some informations on internet. Before I draw a design diagram, l like to draw some illustration, because the process of drawing can inspire me.
I think it has some influence, but the biggest influence comes from our partners, because there are many talented people in our country. Peer comparison can make us progress more.
Actually I still a student, so getting this award is meaningful to me. I believe everyone must face failure on the way to achieve their dreams. This award gave me so much encouragement. Sometimes, I feel hesitation and fear, but I will work hard and try to be an excellent designer.
This work is inspired by my dead father, who passed away five years ago. Actually, this is my graduation work, commemorating him. Last year, due to the COVID-19, my fashion show was forced to cancel. I think it is a pity, because this work means a lot to me. Finally I saw this competition on internet, and I decided to participate in this competition.
The materials of pieces are different. I used diverse materials and elements to collage my dad’s face. My dad’s biggest feature is wearing glasses every time, so I selected glasses to connect different pieces. The text under the glasses can make up what I want to say to him. My theme is “different timing different missing”. Not only does it reveal the different points of time, but it also has to look like it came from the same idea.
This gave me a lot of encouragement, especially because of the epidemic, many of my plans were destroyed. It also made me realize that I still need to learn many things, but I am progressing and being recognized.
First of all, there are talented people that I can learn from them. Secondly, designers create something incredible to give us better life. Finally. this industry makes fills me with enthusiasm, because it would let me keep learning and want to become a designer who brings influence to others.
In the fashion industry, I think our country is still in the developing stage. A lot of information and resources come from abroad. But in the past few years, we promoted our own fashion week, and I noticed that we have many original ideas, which are currently in the stage of implementation.
I believe that environmental protection is the most important issue. The Earth is seriously polluted. When we make our life better, we are also destroying the Earth at the same time. Striking a balance between the two sides is our most important issue.
In this industry we have to learn many things, at the same time also understanding that everyone has different aesthetics. There will be criticism in this industry. If you insist to be a designer, please strike your original idea, because I think this is the most precious thing in this industry.
I think traveling inspires me a lot. Most of my friend they would say pinterest etc. Currently, most people can’t go to outside because the COVID-19. Maybe in this period, the Internet is convenient ,but I don’t subject to the reliance of it.
I often fantasize about many things which give me to have many interesting ideas.
Everyone can inspire me. Not only my family and friends, but even a stranger. Life is full of surprises.
Don’t easily give up or be defeated. We definitely have to learn many skills. For example, I studied fashion for five years. Not only learning from form school, I also have to learn different languages or computer software. Maintaining a state of learning to accept anything new can overcome many difficulties and become a more professional person.
Don't let others influence you easily. The greatest wealth is your imagination and original idea.
Polimoda is an award-winning fashion design studio based in China.