Elly Cheng Ka Ying

What do you love most about LCF? 

Studying at London College of Fashion has given me so much. Throughout my studies the tutors have really encouraged me to grow as a designer. I was so humbled when I was chosen for the press show, it’s such a great opportunity. 

What was the inspiration for your collection? 

The inspiration behind my designs comes from childhood fantasy, family and home. I like to experiment with everything I design and make. I create something new and exciting whilst also expressing myself as an artist. In this collection I have used wadding and sheep skin, and balanced it against loud digital prints. The collection is styled with loud accessories which accentuates the sense of fun. I have used perfectly dyed fur and mad eccentric colours. I wanted to create an eye-catching collection, which is also elegant. 

What are your plans for the future? 

I am influenced by JW Anderson and Christopher Kane, and my dream job would to be work with high-end womenswear brands.