Winnie, Raffles Institute of Design

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Friday, July 15, 2011 

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What is the key motif underpinning your collection?

It is an environmentally-friendly, pollution-free design. I always think about how the designs are processed, released and controlled within its surroundings.

Have you always had big ambitions?

Yes, I want to make money and set up my own business in order to travel at the same time.

What does it take to start your own business?

Passion, experience, persistence, economy.

Is it hard work?

It's almost what I expected. Back in school, we were always led to picture ourselves as a company. We had to consider every step from the initial design, manufacture, product launch, target customers to marketing, etc.

How is business compared to studying?

Studying and business is very different, one is absorbing and thinking, the other is integrating and putting knowledge into use.

How do you come up with your ideas and do you ever run out of them?

I get a lot of inspiration from chatting, movies, reading, diving and trips. There are too many ideas that I want to express in my clothes, including the feelings encountered in life, politics and education. I usually sketch my ideas in a notebook, so I can look back later.

What is your biggest dream for the future?

My dream is to feed myself the dream: to eat, to drink, to design and have love.

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