Tingyu Hu, aka “Alice’s Brain” is a project, designer, and multi-media artist. Based in New York, she specializes in costumes, wearable art, creative writing, and visual arts.
Before focusing on 2D and 3D art, Tingyu received training in performance art, such as piano and ballet during her childhood, later developed an interest in fashion design in middle school. She graduated from Pratt Institute in 2020 with a fashion design background. During her student era, working as an assistant at Vera Wang and Anna Sui shaped her path to combine couture techniques into her apparel works.
Throughout her career, she won and was shortlisted for several notable competitions, including A’ Design Award, International Design Award and ADC Annual Awards. Her ready-to-wear collections also received notable press from media including BAZAAR, Marie Claire, Rebel Magazine, Vanilla Issue, and China Daily. Besides clothing, she uses textiles as a narrative for multi-media artworks and creative writing like poetry to address an escapism outlook in her head. With an affinity with pure aestheticism, Tingyu builds up her aesthetic utopia with nature, historical fashion, hand-craft-based technique, eerie pre-war art, music, and 20th-century literature that resonates with her aesthetical world. She imposes creating as a way of catharsis to calm both her physical and mental identity.
She aims to focus on breaking the edge of reality and a romanticism utopian world. “Alice’s Brain” is an idea that was born in 2012. From the deep within, she aims to keep imaginative and adventurous like Alice in ‘Alice's Adventure in Wonderland'.
Tingyu is seeking opportunities to lead her to a career in costume (stage and film) and multi-media art.
Art, design, literature.
Costume, ready-to-wear, textile.