Up next for our Class of 2015 blog series BA Fashion Design and Development student Cyanne WingYan Sze, and Fashion Textiles: Knitwear student Marco Milani talk about exploring the mind in order to create their final catwalk collection.
LCF News: Where are you from?
Cyanne WingYan Sze: Hong Kong.
Marco Milani: Los Angeles, California.
LCF News: Give us one interesting fact about yourself…
CS: I can speak 3 different dialects from same country.
MM: I have a dog named Aladdin.
LCF News: Talk us through your final collection…
CS: The inspiration for my final collection is the development process of mental disorder, represented by the changes of shapes from the first to the last look.
MM: Researching Charles Manson, really exploring his mind, started this final project. I found myself most fascinated about Manson as a young boy. This collection was based on someone searching for love and acceptance.
LCF News: What do you love about what you do?
CS: Bringing abstract ideas into reality.
MM: I love challenging my mind when it comes to construction knit.
LCF News: What is the story behind your final piece of work?
CS: Zig-zags. And more zig-zags.
MM: The story is about a lost soul searching for something to fill an empty space. It’s a puzzle of love.
LCF News: Have you been in the media?
CS: CONNECT//DIVIDE, VULKAN Magazine
MM: No comment.
LCF News: Have you undertaken any work experience or done a placement whilst at LCF?
CS: I didn’t take the placement year, and did an internship for the brand Min Wu from Jul to Dec 2014 instead. I saw the information they posted on social media so I just sent my details and did an interview, and I got it!
MM: I’m a stylist as well. I’ve always been in the game of celebrity dressing as I used to live in Los Angeles. This has kept me quite busy the last 9 years. I also did a placement for Roland Mouret my second year of university.
LCF News: Describe your work in five words…
CS: Playful, clean,minimalism, mono, innovative.
MM: Comfortable, fun, rich, soft, easy.
LCF News: What inspires you?
CS: Everything in my life. Sometimes photos, art works, or just a random idea popped out from my mind.
MM: Anything can inspire me. Youth. California. I didn’t realise how much I appreciated my adolescence until I moved away from the states.
LCF News: How do you think your course and LCF will help you achieve your plans?
CS: I gained a lot of practical and technical knowledge.
MM: I gained confidence in my aesthetic. I now have a clear understanding of what I stand for as a designer.
LCF News: What advice would you give to someone wanting to study your course?
CS: Take the placement year, or start doing interns as soon as possible. It will teach you a lot.
MM: Plan your days out. Time management is everything.