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A Labyrinthine Journey of a Ballerina

UniversityUniversity of North America
Lead DesignersTingyu Hu
Design TeamTingyu Hu
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Entry Description

What would it look like if clothes become the canvas or the carrier of a concept lingering in her mind? Absorbing the bizarreness and emptiness of space from the surrealism art of Giorgio de Chirico and the delicacy of the ballerina, Tingyu treated her garments as 'paintings'; while combining the functionality of clothing. Layering and crafts like silkscreen and hand embroidery are widely used in this project. Three points for this collection are 'illusion', 'space and shadow', and 'contrast between structure and softness.


Tingyu Hu, aka “Alice’s Brain” is a project, designer, and multi-media artist. Based in New York, she specializes in costumes, wearable art, textile design, and artist’s book.

She aims to focus on breaking the edge of reality and my romanticism utopian world. With an affinity with pure aestheticism, Tingyu builds up her aesthetic utopia with nature, historical fashion, eerie pre-war art, music, and literature.

Awards and Prize

​· A Labyrinthine Journey of a Ballerina, A’ Design Award 2022 Iron Award in Fashion, Apparel, and Garment Design Category, Apr 2022

· A Labyrinthine Journey of a Ballerina, ADC 101 st Annual Awards short-list in Fashion Design Category, Apr 2022

· Ready-to-wear collection 'Riot Romantica', International Design Awards 2021 Honorable Mention in Pret-a-Porter and Apparel Categories, Jan 2022