Interview with Meiyi Cheung

Winner of Fashion Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Meiyi Cheung shares insights


Interview with Meiyi Cheung at Tuesday 25th of October 2016:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
MC : I graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University awarded with BA in Fashion Design , and MA in design.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
MC : I design fashion, or wearable art.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
MC : Great designer has the ability to inspire people with his/her designs. Good designer fulfilled the requirement of a design.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
MC : to question the traditions, to inspire people , and to be part of the future world

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
MC : because it will change the world and become the tradition of the future.

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
MC : never give up, and keep my eyes, my ears and my mind open.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
MC : Ando Tadao

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
MC : Ando Tadao 's master pieces. It is always a breakthrough of the traditions, without scarified the function and connection to the nature.

DL: How could people improve themselves to be better designers, what did you do?
MC : be honest to the con and pro of yourself. don't just talk and dream, action is the must.

DL: If you hadn’t become a designer, what would you have done?
MC : housewife

DL: How do you define design, what is design for you?
MC : a continuous question and answer that never come to the end.

DL: Who helped you to reach these heights, who was your biggest supporter?
MC : people who gave me opportunities and the faith in me

DL: What helped you to become a great designer?
MC : Stubborn and hard working

DL: What people expect from an esteemed designer such as yourself?
MC : good works that inspires

DL: Which design projects gave you the most satisfaction, why?
MC : The museum project: Fashion + Paper, Scissors and Rock. This is because it has brought me out of the box of fashion, into the arena of art installation, craftsmanship and

DL: Where do you think the design field is headed next?
MC : the hybrid of technology and craftsmenship

DL: When you have a new design project, where do you start?
MC : Start from material and concept

DL: Do you think design sets the trends or trends set the designs?
MC : Great design sets the trend, and trends set good designs