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Get to know Veronica

認識李曉慧

Who or what is your fashion inspiration? I’m quite emotional when it comes to finding my inspiration for my collections. My inspirations usually come from my own feelings or life experiences. Just like the painter, Frida Kahlo said, ‘I am the subject I know best’, I also believe that I am more successful by putting myself as the subject of my inspiration. Aside from this, I am also inspired by fashion designers, such as Yohji Yamamoto and Haider Ackermann.

你的時裝靈感從甚麼或誰人而來? 我經常從日常生 活中取得靈感,例如個人挑 戰及日常經驗,像慢 步街頭、聆聽身邊 所有聲音。我喜 歡在系列中反映自己的感受。 說 到 如 何 尋 找 設 計 靈 感 時,我 是 很 依 照 感 覺而走 的人。我 的 靈 感通常來自個人感受或生活經驗。就像畫家 Frida Kahlo 所說:「 我 最了解的事物 便 是自己」,所以我也 相信以自己作為靈感主題 時,作品會更成功。除此之外,我也深受時裝 Yohji Yamamoto 和 Haider Ackermann 所啟發。

Where do you go to get inspired? To feel inspired I prefer to stay in a comfortable and quiet place, like my own home, where there aren’t many people or where I’m completely alone. Here, I can enter my own private space to let my ideas flow through and start drawing. Sometimes I also like to visit coffee shops in Kuala Lumpur or in my hometown, Kuching with a friend or two so that we can talk about random subjects and this gives me varied inspirations. What made you get into fashion? I can’t remember exactly when my interest started as I have always wanted to make clothes for myself. Ages ago, I used to ask my mother to get leftover fabrics from her seamstress friend so that I could make clothes for my dolls; and when I was in secondary school, the only thing that I got good grades for was in Art! Tell us one unusual fact about yourself. I’m left-handed! What have you enjoyed most about designing and making sustainable fashion garments? Before entering The EcoChic Design Award, I hadn’t designed or created much sustainable fashion and so entering this competition has been a really great experience. I’ve liked working with the zerowaste design technique the most and it is very interesting to see how the fabrics can flow even though they are never cut.

你從哪裡尋找靈感? 要尋找靈感時,我更喜歡留在一個舒適和安靜的地方,就是我的 家,在 這裡不會 受其他人 影 響而我能夠 獨處,進 入自己的世界, 想 法不停湧現然後開始繪畫。有時候,我也喜 歡 跟一兩個好友, 去吉 隆坡 或 家 鄉古晉的咖 啡 館坐 坐,隨心地 聊聊 鎖事 都 能帶 給 了我不同的啟發。 是甚麼令你投身時裝界? 其實我也不太記得是什麼時候開始為自己製作衣 服。很多年前, 我開始從媽媽的裁縫朋友裡,取得剩布為洋娃娃製作衣服; 而 在我念中學時,我最好成績的科目就是美術了! 告訴我們一件關於你的與眾不同的事情。 我是左撇子! 設計及製作可持續時裝的過程中,你最享受的是甚麼? 在參加「衣 酷 適再生時尚設 計」前,我 未曾設 計 過可持 續時裝, 所以參加 比賽 是非常寶貴的 經 驗。我 最喜 歡 運 用零廢 棄設 計技 術,能夠看見布料將毫不浪費下造 成新設計是非常有趣。

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The ecochic design award 2014 15 official magazine  

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream...

The ecochic design award 2014 15 official magazine  

The EcoChic Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition inspiring emerging fashion designers and students to create mainstream...

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