Simplicity rules31 Jul 2012
Tatiana Turňová, on her way to finishing her studies at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, thinks of herself as accurate, reliable and equipped with a fine sense of detail. It is no wonder then that her prize-winning YCC 2012 design, which took first place in fashion in the most competitive YCC yet, is as well thought out as she is.
YCC caught up with Tatiana, who is already looking forward to mingling among the other stars at the YCC 2012 Award Night in Hollywood this fall.
What, who or whose work inspires you?
For this project, I was inspired by the Chevrolet Tru 140S concept car and the dynamic curves defined by high speed. More generally, I was inspired by the minimalist art of the 20th century that attempted to reduce art to basic geometric shapes with fewer colors, lines and textures.
My main intent was variability, simplicity, comfort and elegance: for example, simplicity through the zip fastening, comfort expressed by the uncomplicated design, and elegance hinted at by the combination of gold and black.
In my opinion, I think that a great threat to creativity is modern life, which is shaped by the mass media and computer games. I think they can prevent us from creating something truly new and different.
What do you think is the most valuable thing about participating in YCC?
YCC has been important for my personal motivation, belief in my own abilities and confidence.
Do you have any special plans over the next year?
My plans over the next year revolve around graduating with my Bachelor's degree. I would also like to look into an internship that would expand my design knowledge and language skills.
Tatiana, well done! We look forward to seeing you in Hollywood!