Emily He’s first collection was inspired by the cultural differences between the East and the West. As a local of both regions, Emily was able to witness the stark variations first-hand. Throughout her childhood and studies, she not only actively participated and seamlessly transitioned from one culture to the other but she also took on the role of an observer. She noticed habitual and behavioural differences that stemmed from the difference in thought patterns. In her exploration of the crossroads between these polar opposite places, Emily focused her collection on three main discourses: noise levels, self-expression and lifestyle. Taking a bold conceptual approach, Emily used different metaphoric adaptions and different materials to separate the two cultures.