Hi! I’m Neena Bui.
I am a Fashion Designer and Textile Artist with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design from Drexel University. I grew up on Long Island, New York and have been a lifelong artist and maker with a love for all things yarn and textile arts.
Always seeking to design with an earth-conscious mind, I am an advocate for upcycling, slow fashion, and the handmade. I believe that the future of fashion should be one that gives back to the world, rather than taking from it.
I often find inspiration from the vastness of surrealist landscapes and the observation of life from a zoomed-out perspective, reflected through motfis like color-blocked aerial views of land and surrealist style faces. My designs have themes of isolation and individualism, but find joy in these universal emotions through use of bright and lively colors.
Throughout my time at Drexel, I have been fortunate to have received recognition for my work. As a sophomore, my garment was selected to be showcased in Drexel’s 2019 Senior Fashion Show. As a junior, I was awarded the Diversity Scholarship and acceptance into London College of Fashion’s Study Abroad program, where I studied Footwear Design. Most recently, I have been awarded the 2021 Fashion Scholarship Fund award, as one of 120 students throughout the country, as well as named a Virgil Abloh “Post-Modern” Scholar as one of 20 students. I have also recently received the award for "Best Individual Design" in Drexel's 2021 Fashion Show.