2013 Graduation Fashion Show Designer: Candy Hsin Yu Chu

Candy Hsin Yu Chu grew up in Taipei, Taiwan where she graduated from Guang Ren High School. Currently earning her B.F.A. in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University, Candy’s graduation collection uses shearling, silk Duchess and organza and is inspired by her love of traveling. On a trip through Alaska last year, Candy was deeply influenced by the region’s ethnic groups and glacier climbers. She incorporated vintage, outdoor details throughout her collection such as pockets, two way zippers, and drawstrings.

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If you could come back as [a fashion icon], who would it be?
Coco Chanel.

What [item of clothing] is the greatest love of your life?
Leather items (hats, watches, etc.)

What is your [style] motto?

Simple, light and fresh.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Being able to cook.

For more on the 2013 Graduation Fashion Show events, click here.