Photography Courtesy of RE/SET

Meet the Makers: Alex S. Yu

Get to know the designers behind this season's Toronto Fashion Week in collaboration with RESET

Label: ALEX S. YU

Designer Name(s): Alex S. Yu 

Hometown: Born in Taipei, Taiwan, raised in Vancouver, BC

Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Year you created your label: 2014


Describe your label in three words

Whimsical, chromatic, girly-vibes.

What made you first want to be a designer?

Flipping through fashion magazines at a young age introduced me to the world of fashion and the beauty of the art of fashion. By secondary school, I was on the Internet all day and night obsessing over fashion shows, models and anything to do with the industry. I was extremely fascinated by the idea that a fashion designer can turn mere imagination and illustration into a line of tangible garments that people could put on their bodies. So it became my ultimate goal to become a fashion designer.  

When you decided to become designer, what is one thing you had no idea you’d have to do?

The one thing that I had no idea I’d have to do would be the day-to-day communications with all aspects of the industry from factories, suppliers, manufacturers to stylists, PR, magazines and customers. 

If you could have anyone in the world wear your collection, who would it be?  

Willow Smith 

What is one place or location that inspires you? 

Harajuku, Tokyo 

What would you consider the highlight of your career so far? 

Presenting my collection in London Fashion Week with Fashion Scout was definitely a career highlight for me.

What are you most looking forward to about Toronto Fashion Week in collaboration with RE\SETTM?

I look forward to showcasing my SS19 collection on the runway as I can project my entire vision through the clothes, the cast, the music and the visual elements in the show.

Alex S. Yu is showing at 5:00pm on September 5th, 2018 at 136 Avenue Road.