What is your inspiration for this sketch?
Peekaboo. People can peek into the bag through the flap cut out, but they can only see a corner, they need to guess what you are taking today based on what they see. You gotta be bold to show off your stuff when you are wearing this bag.
Why did you select these particular materials to work for your sketch?
The lambskin lining can give the bag a luxurious look.
What is your design background?
I studied industrial design for bachelor and master. I got MFA for industrial design in RIT. Currently One year AAS in FIT Accessories Design
Do you currently design your own handbags collection? If so, would your GUESS? Design fit into your current line?
Yes. I have some ideas about the peekaboo collection, and the bright colors are definitely my style.
What materials do you normally work with?
Outside materials: cow hide, lambskin, kidskin. Inside materials: foam, chip board, bonded leather and pellon. I also like to use studs and rivets for decoration.
What can you offer to the GUESS? aesthetic?
Bold, naughty and colorful style.
Xiaoyu Wu bag, envelope bag, semi-constructed, cow leather and lambskin, $350