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  • Stand Draping

Mengyi Audrey Hu's latest collection for autumn/winter is inspired by the concept of counter-conformity. Small Trades Workwear meets the ritual adornment of West African Masquerade. Initially began with an interest in exploring and excavations. She was intrigued by how the explorers defines their "ritual" to traverse for the purpose of discovery, encounter and interact with the alien environment, then survive, morph and evolve. Here is where Western Masqueraders tap in. Originally the ritual wear was a decorative approach towards of collection. Aesthetically it breaks up the consistency of utility wear's minimal lines and silhouette. Although initially researching masquerade as a contrasting element to the utility wear, it became increasingly more apparent there were similar characteristics, in terms of tradition and functionality, psychologically and socially. Hu has taken garments that are normally the preserve of workers and enriched them by incorporating them in the collection.

EDUCATION
2008-2011 London College of Fashion, London, UK
in BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Technology, Womenswear

INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE
2010 July – October Viktor & Rolf
Design intern
Contributing to the women’s fashion and main
Collection S/S 2011, A/W 2011/ 2012

2010 March – July Julien Macdonald
Creative Intern and Design Assistant
Research for the capsule collection and S/S 201

2009 September-October: Studio intern at Erdem
Hand embroidering, industrial machine sewing, beading
for S/S10 Show.

SKILLS
Research (inspirational)
Technical drawing
Cad- illustrator, photoshop, indesign
Fabric manipulation
Embroidery, Beading
Flat pattern cutting and standard draping
Industrial sewing skills
Domestic sewing skills
Fluent English, Mandarin in Speaking and Writing
Attention to details and drive to experiment
Team player

Achievement:
October 2011-- Featured in Elle China October Talent Issue
September 2011-- Featured in Vogue Italia September Talent Issue
May 2011-- Nominees for the Biddle Sawyer Silks Award for the Innovative Use of Fabrics

Credits:
Photography: Marsy Hild
Model: Magdalena Buczek
Makeup: MESQUITA