What is design? Design should be faithful to the object itself on the premise without destroying nature or wasting natural resources.
Tracey Emin, an artist in strong pursuit of reality and nature in her photography, depicts the picture that various personal items, such as sanitary napkins, used paper towels, messy sheets, bottles and blood, and cigarette butts, are scattering over the bed in one of her famous work My Bed. While the photography expresses the negative side of life, it enlightens us that no matter how beautiful and bright the person is, there will be a shameful side in their backs. Deeply attracted by and inspired from Tracey Emin’s profound meaning expressed in her works, I have grown strong passion for Fashion Design.
It is my summer camp at University for the Creative Arts that broadened my horizon and injected new inspiration on artistic creation in which I have attended courses of Creative Painting, Fashion Design and Textiles, and Jewelry Design. From the course of Fashion Design and Textiles, I have began to understand methods of how different fabric designs can show different effects. And the inspiration gained from the course of Jewelry Design can also be applied to Fashion Design. I believe that my learned knowledge during summer camp at England is the necessary tool for me to excel in my future exploration in Fashion Design.
Art Creation comes from life and practice instead of purely theorical courses in design. In 2016, I participated in our school fashion show in which I designed all of clothes with the most basic blue and white color plastic shed cloth because I think the core of the design should be cast on the design itself instead of materials, and we should design creative works without wasting natural resources. And as the volunteer in Kengoku Materials Research Office Exhibition, I got exposed to various Kengoku’s works. What impressed deeply about his works was the natural concepts he expressed in his works, and his positive attitude towards life. For example, in the work of the bamboo house at the foot of the Great Wall, the artist Kengoku used some sustainable things to make the bamboo, which gives me great inspiration. I know what I have savored and gained in my high school is a big fortune and catalyst for my future study in Fashion Design.
My last summer camp at England kindled my deep-rooted interest in British art culture and British humanities. And during my preparation for the speech on Alexander McQueen, I have searched various documents on University of the Arts London. Greatly charmed by Trash-2-Cash takes high-end designs manufactured from waste to Dutch Design Week, by state-of-the-art facilities and talented professors, my determination to study at UAL was confirmed. I am fully convinced that such a premier institution will offer me a higher stage on further study in fashion design. And in the long run, I would like to turn my developmental orientation at the area of photography in hope of researching the relationship between human beings.
It would be highly appreciated if you can take my application into careful consideration.