PPR + The Fancy.com “Empowering Imagination” x Parsons – Meet the Finalist: Yingshi Lin

Photograph taken by Julia Chesky for The Fancy

Parsons The New School for Design, PPR, and The Fancy have teamed up for “Empowering Imagination”, a contest providing Parsons students with a unique opportunity to win an internship within one of PPR’s 16 luxury and sport & lifestyle brands.

Out of twenty top candidates from the graduating class of the BFA Fashion Design program at Parsons, five finalists were chosen by a panel of fashion industry insiders based on the quality and conceptual vision of their graduating collections. The designers who best exemplified PPR’s defining theme, “Empowering Imagination” are now featured on The Fancy, where its one million users will help decide which two designers will win by “fancying” these looks. One ready-to-wear and one accessory designer will be awarded an expense-paid internship with a PPR brand and have their work showcased on the 8th floor Co-op at the iconic Barneys New York on Madison Avenue during September New York Fashion Week.

Yingshi June Lin

Yingshi June Lin

“Alexander McQueen and Balenciaga invented fashion that has a quality that goes beyond merely being aesthetically pleasing. The clothes inspire a penetrating emotion that is profound and primal. This emotion is what I aspire to create with my collection. My collection was inspired by the spirit of a new generation enabled by tremendous technological advancements, a reflection of a generation that sees boundless opportunities and access to a global marketplace.

A combination of layered fabrics creates a multitude of shapes and shades of colors. Lenticular prints are used to display multiple images on a single flat surface, creating a three dimensional perspective that is futuristic and retro modern. At first glance, one cannot discern exactly how much detail and complexity go into each piece in the collection. However, as one looks closer, more and more is discovered, especially for those with sharp eyes.”

Check Yingshi June Lin out on The Fancy here. Stay tuned for our other finalist profiles!

Yingshi June Lin left her home in China at the age of fourteen to attend Singapore’s top pre-collegial institute. There, she discovering her gift for art and design after enrolling in the school’s prestigious art program where she created a seven-foot glass statue inspired by the bustle, an uncomfortable, restrictive structure worn underneath women’s dresses, which is featured in the school’s art gallery.

Yingshi then attended Parsons The New School for Design, where she was a finalist for Womenswear Designer of the Year, presenting her thesis collection at this year’s Parsons Fashion Benefit. Generous benefactors such as Amicale Cashmere, Politecnico Calzaturiero Scarl, and Coach selected her collection for sponsorship. She has won numerous awards for her work including the CFDA/Geoffrey Beene Scholarship. She worked with Oscar-winning costume designer Eiko Ishioka on Broadway’s Spiderman: Turn off the Dark and the blockbuster movie Immortals. http://www.yingshilin.com/

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You can view more 2012 Parsons student work here.