Amanda Li

Contact:
jenly2011@gmail.com
University/School:
Shih Chien University
Location:
SZ
Specialism:
Accessory DesignDiversityFashion DesignIllustrationStylingWomenswear
About Me

IM AMANDA, A GRADUATE FROM SHIH CHIEN UNIVERSITY WITH SOUL AND PASSION

I’m always inspired by the earth we live in, from nature and historical buildings to music, legends, art and especially my love for natural elements and humanity which usually stands out in my work.

Spirit is the most crucial thing to me, combining this with sustainability and environmental concepts is what I strive for. I want to make not only a beautiful objects, but also capture the lives and memories of all things in this world so that they can be passed on forever.

INSPIRATION

THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY: HOW MANY SPECIES HAVE WE DESTROYED? HOW MANY ARE LEFT?

Mother-earth gave me a chance to rethink my position as COVID-19 swept around our world in 2020. After seeing the news of a reduction in air pollution during the COVID epidemic and hearing stories of how natural ecologies have returned thanks to lessening of human activities, I was reminded that we are often referred to as "destroyers of the earth". Species that are extinct or endangered are the perfect warning signs to us all that we need to change our ways.

We often try too hard to become the king of the world, often not realising that we are plundering and inflate ourselves to the point of being inextricable. The flow of our soul is hidden under desire and conceit, and the connection with our nature siblings is ruthlessly cut off. Darkness would be the only thing left. But what's the point when there is only line drafts engraved in memory? Why there is unfairness when we are the same as the passengers on this Pale Blue Dot?

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

THE IUCN RED LIST IS EVERYWHERE IN THIS COLLECTION

Not only the background story of this collection, the silhouette, prints, and technics are all inspired from the animals or plants inside the IUCN red list. The main character I used is the Formosan black bear, Formosan clouded leopard, and the Pangolin. These animals inspired prints such as the puzzle vibe print and the wonderland design and they represent what we have done to nature and what species really want as their homeland. I also used many left-over fabric and knitting wool yarn to create different technics, truly showing the spirit of protecting the world by reusing and saving resources.

To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known. Carl Sagan
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