In Zaiyong Fa's childhood, people used to pack up their luggage with leather straps when they traveled, it was a good way to prevent the luggage from breaking up during the trip. This element is applied to the suitcase: the front shape of a hashtag, like straps that are used to pack up luggage, and the "X" pattern at the intersection is like a sewing thread. These unique elements enable this suitcase to be quickly identified among other products during the trip.
Just like typewriters’ design evolution shows the transformation from a highly complex visual form to the clean-lined, simple geometric form, Qwerty-elemental is the embodiment of strength, symmetry, and simplicity. Constructive steel parts made by various craftsmen are distinctive visual feature of the product, which gives the bag an architectonic appearance. The essential peculiarity of the bag are two typewriter’s keys which are self manufactured and assembled by the designer herself.
This design tells about the Great Silk Road, a unique social phenomenon when the East became acquainted with the West and both worlds were enriched with knowledge of each other. Each item in the collection is made of natural fabrics and manually decorated with silk ribbons. Each item is a postcard from different places and tells its own story. Here you can see the rice terraces of China, and night in the Japanese garden, and patterns of wind on the sands in the desert, and feel the coolness of oases.
This graceful outfit is designed with Tang Dynasty and Malaysian Chinese culture in mind. As they all know that Malaysia is a multi-racial country, so this outfit is tailored to specifically reflect the problem in their society. Nowadays, some of Malaysian Chinese don’t even know how to speak Chinese, or even write their own name in Chinese. So in this collection, the outfit is telling them never to forget their mother tongue and most importantly, who they are and what they represent.
In this collection, Yina Hwang was mainly inspired by shapes that are symmetric and asymmetric with a touch of underground music culture. She curated this collection based on her pivotal moment of self embracement to create a collection of functional yet abstract garments and accessories to embody the story of her experience. Every print and fabric in the project is original and she mainly used PU leather, Satin, Power Mash, and Spandex for the base of the fabrics.
The first work in this series uses the existing temperature-change fabrics on the market, and the garment pattern is designed to highlight the structural line, and the structural line is closed with a sticker. During the temperature change, the closed structural line cannot interact with the temperature change. The material is also changing.