Jia Hua Fresh Threads Youth Issue WILD Fashion
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January 28, 2014


Fresh Threads: Jia Hua

For our Youth Issue, The WILD caught up with four promising designers on the rise. Below, check out Jia Hua, a Parsons student and finalist of the H&M Design Award.

Jia Hua Fresh Threads Youth Issue WILD Fashion

How did you get started in fashion design?

I was interested in drawing since I was a kid. I still remember that I never liked drawing buildings or landscapes, but I loved to draw figures. I would especially enjoy dressing up the girls in my drawings. Those dresses I drew, they were all from my imagination—not something I copied from reality. I guess that is the very beginning of my fashion design.

How would you describe your design aesthetic?

Maximalism. I love putting very different elements together.

What do you think you bring to the fashion world that’s original and has been totally lacking until now?

A mix of couture and active wear.

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Where do you hope your career will take you and what do you hope to achieve?

I would like to experience more dimensions of fashion, not just making a piece of clothing. Since I am from China, I would like to finally go back there and get a chance to build up something on my own. It might be a studio, or it could also be a new fashion business model. I would like to keep my options open for now.

What is your WILD Wish?

To finish all existing books.

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To keep up with Jia’s latest work, make sure to check out her website here.

All photos by Paul Jung

text by: Emily Kirkpatrick










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