Is there any other way to live a life?

The important part is a creative endeavor begins with an act of concentrated seeing, focus looking.

Without asking the most fundamental questions of existence, one will not be able to create – and this is true in all fields.

One settles on questions that are personally meaningful, and then answer them. There are pleasures to be found in life, work, and all processes. The joy is in those moments when the group meshes perfectly, it is in the way we offer each other encouragement, in the fact that we cause each other pain, in our struggle to find a way through.

The classics stand the test of time.

The tailored collar was a most elegant means of creating an opening for the head. The Tailoring Collar, e.g. Lapel and the Nape, is indeed a perfected monument in the history of fashion. For a natural relationship between the body and the fabric.

Everything starts from embracing life itself. Is there any other way to live a life?

Techniques comes later. Everything begins with an appreciation of shape and volumes. One must be struck by the beauty of something, and only then may one ponder how to arrange the fabric, whether to use darts or hems.

True avant-garde sensibility is one that acknowledges reality while simultaneously providing a glimpse of the solutions and surprises that tomorrow will surely bring.

Museums are even worse. No designer really wants his clothes displayed in one. They are where fashion goes to die. It is the same with retrospectives – I will have no part of them, either.

It is meaningless to construct something and place it as an ornament. Things must be alive, they must be vibrant and in motion.

The structural traditional structural beauty is just a symbolic projection of a self-centered ego of men.

The fact of the matter is that making clothes requires one to continually express oneself aggressively, and if that means that disappointing sides of the self are sometimes revealed in the process, so be it.

It is always best to add something playful to any polished coordinated look in man’s clothing. Attractive, classy, and chic alone result in something dull.

Rules are made to be broken, they were made to be ignored. In contrast, the tenets and discipline one sets for oneself are to be defended with one’s very life.

– Yohji Yamamoto: My Dear Bomb. A Biography


About chinsky
Chinsky Cheung is a concept driven designer, known for her sophisticated print engineering and structural bodywear design. After obtaining a degree in Fashion and Textiles from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Cheung was appointed to join the Design Innovation Team at Ace Style Intimate Apparel, and designed for Victoria's Secret, Marks & Spencer and Calvin Klein. She moved to England in 2007 and completed her MA degree in Fashion Bodywear at DeMontfort University. Following collaborative projects with clothing design technology leaders, Bemis Associates and Framis Italia SPA, her thesis collection won the Roadley Award and Ace Style Funding Award. Upon graduation, she was offered an internship at Alexander McQueen. She developed innovative techiques for print pattern placement solutions with the company, and has been invited back on a freelance basis. She established her design and consultancy service in 2009. Since then her clients include Agent Provocateur, Alexander McQueen, Pringle of Scotland, Mother of Pearl, Temperley London and Topshop. Chinsky Cheung is devoted to explore the boundaries of design and technology. Driven by a philosophy to achieve the best for all individuals by breaking down the walls of the impossible, she welcomes partnerships and collaborations in, and across, various media. She is willing to practice with any parties with parallel ambitions and push those who are willing to adopt this vision in their field.

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