A documentary, released in late October, captures the creative process behind the various graduate collections. This conceptual approach that values process over result is digital and launched online. “Some of my fabrications are double-layered. By using moving imagery like GIFs, I can flip the fabrics so people can understand them better,” Shu says, emphasizing how moving everything to digital is useful when it comes to showcasing the composition and qualities of your designs.
“At first, I thought ‘Why do I wanna do this collection?’ Having to build up everything from a piece of fabric into a whole collection. But now that I am finished, I am really thankful for this process,”
Her experience studying at Parsons felt short, yet she had the time to find herself, explore her interests and meet a variety of people coming from different backgrounds whose stories have enriched her. What she values the most, however, is the feeling of reward once the work is done. “At first, I thought ‘Why do I wanna do this collection?’ Having to build up everything from a piece of fabric into a whole collection. But now that I am finished, I am really thankful for this process,” Shu says.
Her advice to new students during these uncertain times? “No one is ever prepared for everything. No matter the situation, try to learn as much as possible from it,” she continues, “Be open-minded and enjoy life as much as possible. If you are not sure about studying fashion, try to get into the industry by doing internships. I think that is really helpful when it comes to decision making.”