Newark, Delaware, United States
Quite recently, I graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising & a minor in Sociology. Just two days after graduation, I was off to New York CIty to carve out a place for myself in the fashion industry.
Last summer, I completed a merchandising & sourcing internship in Hong Kong. There, I became interested in pursuing a career in color, textiles, or product development.
I love the concept of creating a color story & I believe color is one of the most important elements of design. It catches the eye & is often the first characteristic people notice. Colors can be extremely expressive. They can convey, or even transform, a person's mood.
I welcome the challenge of matching serviceability with aesthetics throughout the product development process. For example, printing horizontal stripes on a single knit jersey is just asking for trouble with bowing, & don't even think about using a discharge print if the hand of the fabric is at all important.
When I shop, I am constantly examining the fiber content & construction to judge the quality of the garments. Though at times, against my better judgment, I'll purchase a woven pant without a 500 safety stitch along the inseam...but only if it's really good deal.
Please feel free to reach out via social media or email (Linachu@udel.edu) to say hello or send me poetry.