Our womenswear designer Jasmine Chau explains how design is a balancing act, and lets us in on the secret of how her daily curation of quality begins with… dairy products.
What do you do here at Grana?
I’m the Womenswear Designer. I design clothes for women.
What’s it like working at Grana compared to your previous jobs?
At Grana, I get to work closely with different teams – an opportunity that I didn’t have before. As of a few months ago, I became the only Womenswear Designer on the team, so it is definitely a new and exciting challenge for me!
What have you learnt about people through your job?
People come from different places, experiences and walks of life. There is no such thing as right or wrong when it comes to creativity; so it’s important to be able to appreciate different perspectives and opinions – all whilst ensuring that your own voice is heard.
What’s the most difficult thing about your job?
To find the balance between commerciality, innovation, brand identity and who I am as a designer.
What do you look for in quality when it comes to curating your life?
I’m all about saying bonjour to Brie and goodbye to Kraft slices.
Can you tell us a bit about the places you’ve traveled and how they’ve influenced you as a person?
I was born in Toronto, raised in Hong Kong, and have resided in New York, Düsseldorf and London. New York is such a special place to me, one that I find constant inspiration and new discoveries in. The energy of the city encourages me to think outside the box, and to just do weird shit. Needless to say, it holds a special place in my heart. And thanks to my time in London, I’ve been reminded to follow my dreams and persevere, even when times get tough!
What do your friends know you for?
Using noises to describe things, owning an impractical wardrobe and my surprising love for pink things. Oh, and let’s not forget my punctuality and hilarious jokes!