xiuyan jin

portrait of Xiuyan Jin wearing a dark grey shirt


I guess I became interested in fashion design in elementary school. I don't think I understood exactly what fashion was back then. I just felt happy to have nice clothes to wear. I took some of my mom's pants and used an old sewing machine to make them into a size I could wear. The workmanship was poor, but I still felt a sense of accomplishment.

I think fashion is full of creativity and today's fashion is not just about making clothes for the sake of wearing them. It's more about showing a unique side of yourself. I like the kind of fashion design that is very practical but also very aesthetic.