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Class of 2015: LCF talk to emerging Womenswear Designer Chun Yin Mok

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Image credit: Chun Yin Mok, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston
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Published date
03 June 2015

Up next we celebrate the work of Class of 2015 graduate Chun Yin Mok, BA Womenswear who will be showing his collection on the BA15 catwalk next Monday. LCF News caught up with Chun Yin to find out more about his final collection and the inspirations behind it.

Image credit: Chun Yin Mok, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Image credit: Chun Yin Mok, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

LCF News: Talk us through your final collection…

CYM: I am inspired by Kazimir Malevich and Suprematism. My final collection takes another look at the meanings that have been already given.

LCF News: What do you love about what you do?

CYM: Basically what I love is that I get to do what I love to do!

Image credit: Chun Yin Mok, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Image credit: Chun Yin Mok, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

LCF News: What is the story behind your final piece of work?

CYM: Simply telling the world that a man should paint with his brain and not his hands.

LCF News: What techniques or theories did you use to create your final piece of work?

CYM: I used interlocking and slotted ideas to create this collection. And I also adopted Felice Varini’s methodology to develop the silhouettes of my garments.

LCF News: What’s the best thing about LCF?

CYM: The tutors, technicians and all the special machines!

LCF News: What’s the best thing about your course?

CYM: Helpful tutors and competitive course mates.

Image credit: Chun Yin Mok, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

Image credit: Chun Yin Mok, BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear. Photographer: James Rees , Creative Direction: Rob Phillips, Hair: Ezana Ové, Beauty: Kirsty Gaston

LCF News: Have you undertaken any work experience or done a placement whilst at LCF?

CYM: I have interned for Jonathan Saunders , Emilio de la Morena, House of Holland, Eudon Choi, Tessa Edwards and Patrick Li. It’s all about working hard!

LCF News: What did you learn on your work experience/placement?

CYM: How to work with people in the industry and to see how a fashion company works.

LCF News: Describe your work in five words…

CYM: Contemporary, innovative, fresh, young and fun.

LCF News: What advice would you give to someone wanting to study your course?

CYM: Get enough coffee and be prepared for hard work.