Do you remember the crazy ambitions you had when you were 12 years old? How many of those dreams actually came to fruition? For child prodigy Ashlyn So, those aspirations became a reality. View this post on Instagram A post shared by by Ashlyn So (@pin2gether) on Feb 23, 2020 at 7:38pm PST The San Francisco native was one of the youngest Asian-American designers to join New York Fashion Week from February 4-12 and present a collection she designed on her own. It was the second time Ashlyn had presented at New York Fashion Week; the first was in 2017. The couture collection followed a theme called “Shapes in Space”, and presented 15 looks in total. “I didn’t want to do a traditional fashion show. So to create a sense of wonder and surprise, I added something at the beginning of the show,” Ashlyn says about her second show. 4 hot Macau designers to watch in 2020 “We asked for the whole room to be dark, then four models came out and threw giant balloons internally lit by LED lights into the audience.” Among the audience members was the most recent Project Runway champion Kentaro Kameyama, who presented his collection on the same day at the Art Hearts Fashion show. What went down at Rihanna’s sexy Savage X Fenty lingerie show? A thrilled Ashlyn said: “I couldn’t believe I actually met him. His clothes are very avant garde and he is a very artistic person.” Her sophomore NYFW line sent ethereal shapes and silhouettes down the runway. She was inspired by cosmic elements, such as planets, rivets and rocket ships, to guide her in creating the apparel. Karl Lagerfeld remembered in vintage Chanel and Fendi designs “This show has taught me to not let anyone stop me from pursuing my ideas. Life will keep testing you, and the key is to look forward,” she says. Watch the full show here: Creativity seems to be innate in the young designer. She began sewing at the age of six, and a year later, her mother, architect Angela Wu, permitted her to attended a sewing camp. Together, mother and daughter started a company called Pin2gether, and Ashlyn served as head designer. Later, she developed her own personal style and began creating matching ready-to-wear clothing for mothers and their daughters. She also offers bespoke custom pieces, which she sews herself. View this post on Instagram A post shared by by Ashlyn So (@pin2gether) on Feb 1, 2020 at 1:40am PST View this post on Instagram A post shared by by Ashlyn So (@pin2gether) on Mar 5, 2019 at 11:23pm PST Aside from presenting at New York Fashion Week, Ashlyn took part in the Kidfash San Antonio Fashion Show, San Francisco Community Fashion Show and Sacramento Fashion Week. She also trained under the creative wing of Project Runway finalist Alexandria von Bromssen during a season at Sacramento Fashion Week in 2017. Why Tod’s No_Code X shoe collection looks like a sports car View this post on Instagram A post shared by by Ashlyn So (@pin2gether) on Jun 24, 2019 at 8:50pm PDT What’s next for the young go-getter? Ashlyn dreams of one day studying at the Parsons School of Design in New York. For now, she continues to raise funds for charity, and this includes working closely with the Samaritan House in San Mateo, California. Apart from donating her own pieces, Ashlyn has played a part in the foundation’s fundraiser gala. Her contributions have gone on to help the non-profit organisation’s fight against poverty. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .