Spring 2017 Designer Focus: Shaly Guo
My biggest fashion inspirations growing up…
The dreams of a little girl with a wild imagination are always of the avant garde and absurdly obtuse. This can prey on a little girl’s mind—pushing her to seek the attention and affection of other to quell her loneliness.
This girl may have many friends in her fantasies, but seeking the same admiration from those in her real life is much harder. She retreats into her mind, and starts to blend the line between fantasy and reality. Out of fear of isolation, loneliness and rejection, she becomes afraid of everyone—and everything.
She beings to never want to grow up, and turn the power of her dreams and imagination over to the world. This turns her emotions inside out—pushing her to act on anger and evil just as much as love, peace and purity.
She is me, and she is you
—for we may live without candy and toys, but we can never find our lost innocence.
The moment that my brand evolved…
It seems like everyone loves my garments and everyone wants to try it on during the exhibition I have in US and Italy. So I believe it is the right time to have my own line.
Describe your signature trait…
colorful; youthful; ethnic; vivid; playful
What I am currently working on…
I am more focusing on art and fashion now to inspired myself.
My best advice to an aspiring Midwest fashion designer/photographer/blogger/model…
Just follow you heart and do it.