Yang Du A/W 09 “Buda” and “Pest” , Photographer: Bella Howard, Stylist: Yasuhiro Takehisa
CDR member fashion designer Du Yang has just completed her new 2009 collection called Buda and Pest – a vibrant colorful collection of sweaters. More images and details please click ‘continue reading’
Yang Du’s Buda and Pest
One of Dazed Fashion’s New Optimism designers is trying to bridge the past and future with a new mini collection.
It isn’t hard to have your attention grabbed by Yang Du‘s creations. Strictly speaking the 30 year old CSM-trained designer uses knitwear as her primary force but she’s also willing to branch out into other areas to get her desired surreal effect. In the case of her A/W 09 “Buda” and “Pest” collection, it’s a whimsical continuation from her last collection. Strawberries, watermelons, animals and elderly folk are all having a knitted blast on oversized jumpers. Dazed speak to Yang to try and decipher between the “Buda” and the “Pest”.
Dazed Digital: How have …progressed for your last collection?
Yang Du: The reason I called it “Buda” and “Pest”, was because, I realized I was on the “bridge” between the past and the future, trying to make my mind up about what I should do! I had very little time and I thought it would be good to carry on from my last collection, have more fun and more experience with knitwear, both hand knitting and machine knitting.
DD: Any anecdotes from making this collection?
Yang Du: I spent Chinese New Year at home in China with my family, for the very first time in the last 8 years. As a treat, I had as many strawberries as I wanted, so I love my strawberry jumper.
DD: You said this collection was small but how will you expand for your next collection?
Yang Du: I am still learning the process, trying to do the best I can. I have just got back from Ecuador for research, and will off again next month to see more factories. This is gonna be a very interesting season for me and I am 100% on it.