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2013 Graduation Fashion Show Designers Pipatchara Kaeojinda & Emma Mengchen Yang

Pipatchara Kaojinda was born in Bangkok Thailand and graduated from the Chitralada School. A former intern for Ralph Lauren, and finalist for the 2012 Joe’s Black Book Design Competition, Pipatchara is pursuing her B.F.A. in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University. Her graduation collection is made up of varying leathers and is inspired by the tribal aspects of Native American culture. Pipatchara used traditional design motive details and silhouettes with a neutral color palette to reflect the idea of nature and untouched beauty. She collaborated with Knitwear Design student, Emma Mengchen Yang.

Emma Mengchen Yang grew up in Beijing, China and is graduating from the Academy of Art University with a B.F.A. in Fashion Design & Knitwear Design. Using merino wool, viscose and cotton, Emma collaborated with Pipatchara to create her graduation collection inspired by Native American culture.  Emma has previously interned with Bay Area knitwear brand, Margaret O’Leary, as well as Julia Panciroli Couture.

Pipatchara…

If you could come back as [a fashion icon], who would it be?

Yves Saint Laurent.

What [item of clothing] is the greatest love of your life?  

My own coat that I designed  in Level 4.

Which [items in your closet] do you most use? 

Velvet leggings.

Who are your favorite [fashion] heroes in real life?

Stella McCartney.

Emma…

If you could come back as [a fashion icon], who would it be?

Everyone has his own personality and life style, so I would just like to come back as myself.

What [item of clothing] is the greatest love of your life?

Sweaters!

What is your most treasured possession?

The passion for design and endless creativity.

Who are your favorite [fashion] heroes in real life?

Alexander McQueen and Valentino.

For more on the 2013 Graduation Fashion Show events, click here.


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