Mengyang Lyu

Mengyang Lyu

Fashion Design
LaSalle College | Montréal

project4 contemporary relationship

I resent a certain type, or categorizing cloths. I prefer clothing with no tags attached. I often think that tags, such as men’s and women’s, are only designed for the convenience of management. I hate any prepared masculine concepts. The classic and contemporary Dandy style born in SavileRow in Mayfair in London built the foundation of men’s clothing. On that street, gentlemen’s wear appeared and prevailed. We must understand such aesthetic hegemony from Europe as a part of the common sense about men’s clothing. We are also keen to break such limitation. Instead of breaking it, it is more like melting the boundaries by giving heat from the inside. In my designs, I prefer using an entire piece of fabric, like a piece of sheet. Of course, I will not roll them around the body. Conversely, I will create draperies from the shoulders and allow fabrics to fall naturally. I hope the garment will change freely in accordance to the wearer’s mood with no limitation. My designs speak about my puzzles and perception of the world. They express my positions; therefore they are my design concepts. In other words, my designs speak about my quirky personality. I do not judge myself but express them genuinely with my designs. Even when I am in pain, my position will be expressed in my design as a quality or a feature. Despite of the fact that I may not want to be understood, nonetheless expressing myself is the ultimate goal. I have to put my dark side in my design. I sometimes joke with people in the fashion world. I like to shock them with tricks they can afford. Some of the women hate the tricks, but men love gambling and games. I take advantage of these mindsets so I emphasis the minute and unimportant details in my design, such as the buttonholes and the pockets.

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