Meeting Echo in person was a fascinating experience. Full of laughters and whimsies, she creates imaginative artisan jewelry pieces that are so representative of her personality. Born and raised in Taiwan, she was captivated by antique pieces from China's Tsing Dynasty. These pieces gave her a perfect reason to unleash the hidden design talents in her. She loves fusion jewelry, where the frequently used materials in the western world collaborates with traditional royal materials such as jade and kingfishers’ feathers. All Echo's pieces are truly one-of-a-kind as she handcrafts only one piece for each of her designs.
MOVIDA How do you interpret jewelry?
EL Jewelry is women's second dress.
MOVIDA Which period’s style if your favourite?
EL I love the fashion during Renaissance the most.
MOVIDA What are the inspirations of your designs?
EL The biggest influencing factors are designs from Cartier and traditional royal styles during the Tsing Dynasty.
MOVIDA How did you end up doing what you do now?
EL I couldn't find the perfect jewelry I wanted to wear in the market, so I just decided to design and make my very own.
MOVIDA Who is your favourite designer?
EL Japanese architect, Tadao Ando.
MOVIDA What’s the one type of jewelry you can’t live without?
EL Earrings. They're part of my facial expression.
MOVIDA What are your thoughts on trends and style?
EL Trends to me is a suggestion, I could take it or not. Style is a way of expressing the only me. You can only be interesting when you are unique.