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Yin-Hsin Chang

MA work

MA work

Up in the gallery

My collection is inspired by Kafka's story 'Up in the gallery'. The story offers two possible versions of a scene in which a young man watches a woman on horseback. The young man imagines the woman's reptitive performances circling the ring as routine and tired. A woman who is forced to do the laps and is tired of her role in the cirucs. But, in contrast, what he sees during the performance is an amazing physical feat celebrated by the audience and the ringmaster. Both version are possible, but which one is real? What is the woman's reality?

As a result, I decided to create a collection of bags for circus performers- bags for the hidden side of their personalities; sides usually hidden from view. I created each bag's story and character. 



  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2017



  • My background is in costume design and I worked in the theatre industry for a couple of years. This has greatly affected the way I think. That’s why you will find some dramatic or fantastical elements in my designs.

  • Degrees

  • BA Costume Design, Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), 2011
  • Experience

  • The Director of Marketing and Design / Co-founder, Moi Design Limited Company, Taipei, Taiwan,2012-2015; Freelance Leather Handbags Sample maker and manufacture, HOYA Luxury Leather Handbag Limited Company, Taipei, Taiwan,2014-2015