Lace is widly used from 16th to 18th centry Europe. Laced decoration is heavy and uncomfortable, but symbolized wealth and social status of the rich and nobilities. The shape of the lace reminds me of a single cell organism - slime mold. On the contrary, slime mold don’t have brain or nervous system, but it can use vibration to solve lots of problems. Simple and pure are human’s first nature. As we grown, sometimes we will lost in the decorations that we added to obey the rule of this world. Open the layer of complex, the “slime mold” is still inside somewhere waiting for us.
Ever since I can remember, my grandma always sitting there, reading Buddhist scripture with smokes of sandalwood incense burning. She said that Zen is about philosophy and truth of life. I was confused back then, life is still a big word to me. “Always be kind and sincere with a heart of sympathy.” That’s what she taught me from Zen.
They are not blind or deaf, but they don’t have the same reaction to the world like us. Crumbling in their own sanctuary, they are little angels with autism. Nowadays,1 in 54 children in the U.S. is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Silence doesn’t means they don’t desire carring. Be more patience, listen more, because their soul is colorful and dazzling.
“KOF(The King of Fighters)” is a series of fighting game by SNK that first released in 1994. The childhood memories of 90’s kid. Shiranui Mai is one of the most presented charactor. As a Japanese charactor, fan and red kimino is her famous known for. By collecting old clothes from thrift store and reconstructions, new meaning are added to these abandoned garments and accessories. Repurpose garments definitely is a brand new sight of sustainable fashion.
Plastic has only been mass-produced since the 1940s, but it’s having a devastating impact on sea turtles. “52% of the world’s turtles have eaten plastic waste, because floating plastic bag can look like jellyfish, algae, or other species that make up sea turtles’ diets.” All sea turtle species are at risk from plastic. However, abandoned fishing nets can easily kill them through drowning or preventing individuals from escaping or hunting.
Yang Liu

Yang Liu

Fashion / BFA

Gigi Yang Liu was born and raised in Beijing, China. She studied Music Industry major in China before she moved to San Francisco to study fashion design at Academy of Art University. Fashion and music have always been her passion.

Studying abroad gives her an opportunity to experience multipal cultures and ways of lifes. Fashion school taught her the importance of group work, also the ability of working independently. Traditional and modern elements from music, art and philosophy always give her endless design inspirations. Appling novel details and various kinds of textures materials to a comfortable design, consist to her design aesthetics.

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