Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Collection Title: Alpha Lyrae
Cindy was born in Taipei, Taiwan. At the age of 14, she moved to Raleigh, NC. Cindy started to love drawing when she was still a little girl. She won her very first award in art when she was 6 years-old. Through this contest, she realized that it wasnt about the winning of a contest, it was about expressing herself through art and following her heart. Throughout her undergraduate career at the Wilson College of Textiles, Cindy’s work has been displayed in the Threads 2014 Pre-show, as well as the Threads 2016 show, where she showcased her collection as a designer. Her love for design still growing. As much as she is passionate with design, she believed having knowledge of fashion marketing is as equally important to being a successful designer in the fashion industry. Currently, Cindy is a graduate student at NCSU, and will graduate in the Summer of 2019 with a master’s degree in Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management.
Alpha Lyrae is inspired by the summer night sky, particularly The Summer Triangle. The Summer Triangle appears virtually overhead around midnight during summer nights; it is made up of the three brightest stars from three different constellations: Altair from Aquila, Deneb from Cygnus, and Vega from Lyra. Alpha Lyrae is a swimwear collection designed for the young female who loves to dress pretty at the beach. While having fun at the beach on a sunny day, do not forget how beautiful the summer sky is.