Siying Qu —Private Policy SS17 ∕ ’’
— in collaboration with Haoran Li, BFA Fashion Design '15
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Are Slaves catching the fish you buy? A news article by Associated Press in 2015 sparked the topic on slavery labor in the Southeast Asia fishing industry- where fishers are forced to work restlessly on the ocean with fear created through violent punishment and even murder. Rarely able to escape, some even stay on a boat for 4 to 5 years at sea.

Touched by the tragic stories of the Asian fisherman, Private Policy SS2017 collection explored the horror of modern slavery through artistic interpretations. Using symbols of imprisonment, restriction, and pain, the collection becomes emotional. With garment vocabulary of color, texture, pattern, and silhouette, PRIVATE POLICY continues to push the boundaries between high-end luxury and youth wear. To conclude the collection story, we still hold hope, showed in a group of refreshing colors, and we will continue to call for freedom for all. "Sworn to fun, loyal to none!!"

Mira Park—Holiday 2016 Sophia Suh—S BY S STUDIO FW16 Sherry Tsang—Faced