By Adeshola Adigun
Name: Tiantian Sun
Major: Fashion Design
Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Ningbo, China
District: When did you decide you wanted to pursue a career in fashion?
Tiantian Sun: I was already interested in fashion before I started [going] to college.
District: What was your inspiration behind your collection?
Sun: My collection is talking about culture fusion, the differences between the Eastern culture and Western culture. If talking about the key words, it should be reserve. Being reserved can be seen everywhere in Eastern culture: clothing, architecture, poetry, people’s conversations, etc. I use this point in my collection.
District: What was the most challenging aspect of the senior collection process?
Sun: I am an MFA student. In my collection, the most challenging aspect is color selection. I used up a lot of time deciding which color to use; color brightness and color tone are very important in my collection.
District: What are your future plans after graduating?
Sun: [I’m] going to find a job, definitely.
District: Do you have any advice for future seniors when starting senior collection?
Sun: Doing research is very important, and looking at more European designers works. Don’t just look at fashion work, go see other art.
District: Who has been the most influential person when developing your collecting?
Sun: Yohji [Yamamoto]
District: How do you categorize your design aesthetic?
Sun: I would say my collection belongs to minimal concept. Less is more, simple but not easy. This concept was the starting point when I began my designs.
District: Who would be your dream designer to work alongside?
Sun: Yohji Yamamoto.
District: Where do you see fashion going in the next five years?
Sun: Prints will be popular in the next year. In five years, I am not sure. It’s too long [to say]. Everything can change. But being simple will be always the theme in our lives.Contact Adeshola Adigun.