Catch up with Yan Ho, designer from VAMFF 2016

Study Melbourne’s international student fashion show at the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, A Stitch in Time, A Place of Mine, is just around the corner. As we prepare for this year’s show, we caught up with one of our international student designers from last year’s show ‘Four Seasons in One Night’. Yan Ho from Malaysia completed a Bachelor of Fashion (Apparel Engineering and Design) at Holmesglen Institute, and has gone on to work in Malaysia as a fashion designer and merchandiser.

What have you been up to? Are you working in the fashion/creative industry or are you completing another course?

I am currently working in Malaysia for a local fashion company as a fashion designer and merchandiser. It has been a great opportunity for me to gain exposure to the real fashion industry and be involved in designing, creating, marketing and retailing. Over the past few months, I have learnt a lot about in the industry from my colleagues. It’s been wonderful to work in the industry and gain such valuable experience which I will help me in my future career aspirations.

I’m still designing my own collection. I’m planning to have an online shop in the near future but I’m still working on this. Hopefully all goes well!

What did you like most about participating in Study Melbourne’s Four Season in One Night?

First of all, I am truly grateful to have been chosen to participate in Study Melbourne’s Four Season in One Night event. The experience I gained from the show has helped open many doors for me in the fashion industry. It was an amazing experience and I am really grateful to have had an opportunity to meet and work with many great people. I really enjoyed it! Four Season in One Night has become one of the most important events in my life.

What advice would you give to this year’s designers?

Be yourself, do your best and believe in your dreams. Enjoy the journey and make the best of it.

How has the experience opened up other opportunities for you?

The experiences I gained enabled me to take my career to the next level. As well the confidence and skills I gained and learned, this experience allowed me to choose the career path I would like to head in to. It’s like a key to many doors.