Lainy Ya Liu

As a fashion designer, I am passionate about creating wearable art. The theme of my work is my personal interpretation of all things presented to me. My design process begins with painting and collage: I am skilled at using visual language to express things that have been abstracted. I believe that fashion is more than just clothing: It is a form of self-expression and storytelling. My brushstrokes on the clothes represent a collision of color and material. I find that using colors and materials to organize chaos—busy color and rich, intense texture—can give my work power that is palpable.