Yu Hsuen Hu

Degree: MFA Fashion Design
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Graduation Year: 2023

YU HSUEN is currently studying in the Fashion Art Direction program at the Academy of Art University. According to the school’s curriculum, it developed my sensitivity to fabrics and inspiration for fashion design. Also, it allowed me to have more skills in sewing 3D shapes and constructions, and I was able to use Adobe Digital and Procreate for drawing fashion sketches and flats and graphic design.

This project was completed in collaboration with a partner of mine named Qing Shu. Our concept is humans living in harmony with nature. Inspired by nature’s shapes and textures. We have been experimenting with incorporating leaves and petals into our designs to capture the feeling of nature winding around the human body. We also explore flower arrangements to inspire the shapes of our garments. Through experimenting with fabric textures and draping techniques on mannequins, we have created silhouettes with bionic shapes and pleats that represent our observations of the natural world, including butterfly shapes, leaf patterns, and flower shapes. Our aim is to convey the message that humans should live in harmony with nature. Our inspiration comes from the sentence, “Nature is more powerful than human beings and more tolerant, with a giving heart that accepts human greed and desire,” which is the theme we want to convey.