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Adaptive-Wear

Linyun Yu

Linyun Yu with a cross-pollination of eastern and western culture is a womenswear designer based in China and London. Linyun’s work focuses on Bio Design. She explores system design with the help of biomaterials and bio methodologies creating bespoke designs whilst enhancing user experience.

Linyun has collaborated with areas such as education, exhibition, and information experiences, as well as non-governmental organizations, hospitals, galleries, and magazines. Her work has been featured in UK BAZAAR and Italy Vogue, displayed in 2019 BIOFABRICATE. She had experience working as a designer in a famous Chinese brand(PEACEBIRD) and teaming with SAMSUNG creative project.

She is also the author of an online magazine in China with over 10,000 subscribers, creating a space for multi-disciplinary artists celebrating their work through communication and collaboration.


Degree Details

School of Design

Adaptive-Wear

This is a 2-year user focus group design project aiming to bring a better healing experience in a lower cost for burn victims and arouse public awareness for burn empathy design. Through the research of new biological material(Hyaluronic Acid) and the exploration of functionally graded materials, a multi-piece compression garment is designed to provide comfort and graded pressure corresponding to the severity of burn wounds. For durability and Adaptability, I developed a system to standardize the production of pressure garments that can adjust the pressure adapting to individuals body sizes, whist greatly reduces their financial burden from one-to-one customization.

burn journal2019-2021
video journal

This is a 2-year user focus group design project aiming to bring a better healing experience for burn victims. It is been a 2-year journey for me, and a special one, as my Master's life journey is about to end, I found I’ve been following, interacting, caring about them for more than 20 months, keeping a burn diary for nearly 700 days. It all starts with the day I went to see a friend of mine who works in a rehabilitation centre as a doctor. In there, I found a huge group of people that feel torture, not because of healing wounds, but clothes on their bodies.


Medium:

video
brief
system website design

Position in fashion, to me, clothes on bodies is not just glamorous appearance, more essential, is a covering that brings protection, enhancement, and good feelings.

That’s why I started to create a complete system for them, a standard system to serve individual burn and solve these problems all in one.


“throw a minnow to catch a whale.”

Dismiss The prejudice, arouse public awareness for the burns

Don’t give them a bizarre look, don’t scared to talk to them, don’t treat them differently.

To understand, to intrigue, to emphasize with is another fashion meaning to me.


Medium:

digital, system design
SPIN

For fragile grafted skin to do rehabilitation exercises, I spun new biological material—Hyaluronic Acid in a compression garment to make the wound healed without detaching the clothes.


Medium:

HA
FGM sample
fitting

Functionally graded materials (physical structure) is applied into dots here, to provide comfort and gradated pressure corresponding to severity of burn wounds.

For durability and Adaptability, I developed a system to standardize the production of pressure garments which can adjust the pressure to become more durable and adapt to individuals body sizes, whist greatly reduce their financial burden.


Medium:

FGM