Linda is a first generation Chinese American fashion /costume designer/stylist based in Los Angeles. For the past 5 years she has done various costuming and other assisting work for film, theatre, opera, and dance. Her diversified educational and traveling experience, such as studying abroad in Hong Kong and London shapes her global mind-set, coupled with a passion for diversity and collaboration. Linda is currently freelancing in costume projects for the film industry , expanding her artistic projects, and doing exhibitions. She studied the bachelor program in Art-fashion & textile, from California State University in Los Angeles; as well as the associate degree program in Business & Fashion Merchandising from Shoreline Community College; along with a Professional Designation in Collections Management for Costume & Textile.; and in addition went through a footwear making program.
My desire to understand human behavior, culture, and history led to pursue a career in fashion and costume design. The way we dress in society can both bring together and separate people. My exposure from retail, e-commerce, brand management, apparel construction, costume archival, to being on the set in film and theatre has diversified my experiences. In this growing global creative economy, I hope to collaborate with more creative people and build upon a creative empire for the future aspiring creative people.
My desire to understand culture and history led me to combine innovative ways in my designs. My desire is to heighten my expression of ideas and create and stimulating elements creating nostalgia. I think of the human body as a landscape, in which we can embellish the glamour of which we dream of. My work is not set in stone to go one direction nor two, I can pave many paths in my work aesthetics with my inspirations. My main area of aesthetics are Expressionism; and Wabi-Sabi, the aesthetic of seeing the beauty of imperfections. I mainly focus on designing unisex fashion, and concept traditional Korean/Japanese/Chinese costumes.
☆PERSONAL INSIGHT ON UNISEX FASHION☆
Everyday we face barriers of discrimination, social boundaries, and society’s perception and expectation of us. My unisex clothing label “Beyond the Boundary” is my personal favorite, and something I innovate my artistic expression the most; as it speaks of breaking barriers that are placed upon you by others. What artist/designer growing up hasn’t experienced criticism and backlash for your creative journey/career choice? Especially from your elders or even peers. The “Beyond the Boundary” label is a label against labels, and is the freedom of expression. Who gives the power to those that say you can’t do this, this, and that in fashion? Why is so and so limited to only girls / only guys? You can view more at http://www.btb.fashion/our-products/