Celebration: Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition

Exhibition place:Second Floor, Fashion Gallery

Exhibition time:2019.9 - 2019.11

Qipao is one of the most representative dresses of Chinese women. Women are dressing in Qipao all over the world in modern society. The Hangzhou Qipao Festival is working on introducing and using Qipao to connect the world since 2017. In 2019, China National Silk Museum hosts the second Global Qipao Invitational Exhibition a year after the first exhibition.

China will have her 70th birthday in 2019. The exhibition themed in “Celebration”, has invited designers from over 10 countries to design over 40 Qipaos. Designers have used their talent and imagination to present diverse elements of “Celebration” on their design. From the Qipaos they created, we will meet a happy young bride, we can face a fashion office lady and beautiful wish for the birthday of China. This Exhibition will show the new possibility of fashion a traditional Qipao could have, and reconsider how traditional Qipao inherits in a new century. This exhibition is also an annotation to ICOM’s theme in 2019.

1.The Party

Formal dress is the eternal theme of the celebration. People are wearing all kinds of dresses to show their most charming impression in celebration. These dresses may be the elegant eastern Qipao, or the gorgeous gown from the west. When the beauty of the east meets the beauty of the west, the elegant Oriental Qipao, the flowery jumping flag dress and the elegant flag dress are derived.

1. 天圆地方 – 潘静怡   Harmony – Helen Pun

Harmony seeks to weave the essence of Chinese and western cultures into this wedding gown. The red Qipao expresses the elegance and finesse of our tradition whereas the long train is stylistic of a western wedding dress. The red organza train, with ostrich feather trimmings, is seven meters long; filled with 70 layers of ruffles with Chinese embroidery in between; metaphoric of our 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC and the gradual rise to prosperity. It seeks to express our indomitable and unyielding spirit and the harmony we have built over the years. A pair of dragon and phoenix embroidery placed as corsage on the Qipao, is designed to pay homage to our oracle bone script and is symbolic of a harmonious marriage. The concept of using round and rectangular shape for the dragon and phoenix embroidery is drawn from the eight trigrams and the hemispherical dome cosmology model in Chinese astronomy – the physical embodiment of the spherical heaven and the flat earth. This speaks of the wisdom of finding the right balance and harmony in a relationship and in a world of changes.
•A banker-turned artist, practices art in multi-disciplines - Chinese calligraphy & ink painting, oil painting, ceramics, sculpture, installation, fashion design and creative media. She holds a Master of Fine Art degree from the RMIT University, Melbourne (with distinction); and a MBA degree from the University of Hull, UK (with distinction). She is now a fashion artist, focusing on haute couture fashion designed with a fine art element.

2. 花绽苦难次第开 - 刘林溪  Flowers Bloom, Sufferings Disappear –Minrisot Liu

This Qipao was made when I accompanied my mother to overcome her pain. This is also a gift to celebrate her recovery from the disease. When I looked after her in the hospital, I deeply felt that the company of one’s family, a powerful body and positive attitudes are essential to every patient and even everyone. I used red thread to symbolize the care and connection between families. Locked stitch and Panjin stitch (traditional Chinese embroidery technique) are adopted around the pattern of vessels. Paper engraving, one kind of traditional art, has been applied to illustrate the pattern of flowers-like heart. I used silk, whose color is close to skin to embroider a medal for those who overcame their pain and help the patient confront the diseases.
I designed this garment to appeal everyone to face the sufferings and difficulties and even to the setbacks with positive minds. They should see hardships as flowers and embrace their lives with positive attitudes. Happiness comes after all the sufferings. As the old saying goes, all the bridges are solid and all the tunnels are bright. Just like this Qipao, when you are positive, your life will bloom with flowers too. To show gratitude to powerful medical technology in China and to celebrate my mother’s recovery and everyone’ bravery to overcome their difficulties, I constructed this garment as the certificate of merit to honor everyone as every warrior should be honored.
She comes from Chengdu, Sichuan. She is a student from Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Detao Masters Academy. She is good at using light and bright fabrics to create various kinds of visual experience. She has deep understandings of aesthetics and hopes to continue explore the area of Arts and Humanities.

3. 橄榄旗愿 - 李平兰 Olive Wish – Pinglan Li

This Qipao used Silk Textile, with the olive embroidery at the front, representing our country’s prosperity, and wishing peace for the whole world.
Chief Designer of Hamin Remix, she dedicated to the search for a coherence way of traditional and modern, to both inherit and develop a New Oriental Fashion.

4. 麒麟玉书 - 吴妍仪 Jade Book and Kylin – Yen-I Wu

This is a modified Qipao dress with the design of Kylin and Jade book embroidery. Red and blue are the basic colors of the dress. “Jade book and Kylin” is representing the happiness and fortune. In the local traditions, bride’s bedside will need to stick an amulet of Kylin, praying for kids.
She has lived in France for 7 years, planned and curated about 20 exhibitions. She is an assistant professor of the department of Textiles & Clothing, College of Fashion & Textiles, Fu Jen Catholic University. Her recent research is mainly about caring women’s body, humanity and ecotope.

5. 女儿花嫁 - 吴伯玲  Daughter to Bride –Poling Wu

Using the shape of human as the origin, and expand a form other than it. The floating thread has created a dress that holds three elements of woman’s body, blood relationship and maturity. The different kinds of red pass messages of the happiness, blood relationship with mother and daughter, and the growing process of a new young bride has just become mature.
Master degree of Textiles & Clothing, now she working as the assistant professor of The Department of Textiles & Clothing, College of Fashion & Textiles, Fu Jen Catholic University. Her recent research focuses on the basic part of the clothes, which is the thread. Her research concentrates in the perspectives of seamless linearity, creating 3-dimentional structure by sewing.

6. 多样礼裙 Many in One– Ophelia Crossland

This is a dress include all different elements. With a short narrow skirt inside, and a red tunic outside, the whole dress presents an elegant temperament to be the main theme of the feast. There are some Swarovski crystals on the tunic, like the fireworks, or the roses. The collar uses the Qipao feature which blends in the Chinese gentle for the whole dress.
A Pan-Africanist, a luxury fashion designer, a wife, and a mother of two.  Her eclectic style and design reflect life, optimism, and humor, while paying homage to her roots. Learning and eventually attaining mastery over colors, fabrics, and designs, she developed the skill of blending there three elements to create her masterpieces.

7. 时尚战袍 - Laichan

Fashion is another kind of war, and the dress will be women’s most outstanding armor. This dress tightened the upper body, but released the lower body so women will have more space when they are moving. The designer used read as the main color to show how passion a beauty can be, in the meantime, he also use the  gold cutting edge to present the elegance.
Lai Chan is a Singapore fashion designer, best known for his beautiful designs of the figure-flattering Chinese Cheong Sam, or the Qipao. With his refined fashion sensibilities and unwavering commitment towards beauty and quality, Lai Chan has earned a reputable name in the local fashion circuit.Lai Chan creates unforgettable, stunning pieces of evening gowns and wedding dresses. These fashion pieces are timeless, comfortable, and come about from ingenuity of combining traditional techniques and newer style influences.

8. 墨•色 - 周梦   I•N•K –Meng Zhou

This is a grown in the Qipao’s structure. It used different materials in the black colors to show the different  “Ink” in a ink painting. This dress is asymmetrical, there is a one-side collar. One side of the dress remains the Qipao structure is the short sleeve like a Qipao, the other side changes to the fashion gown’s structurewith a wide spread dress and a long sleeve.
Meng Zhou, Ph.D. The professor and research supervisor of Fine Art College , Minzu University of China, the host of two program of The National Social Science Fund of China. Her designs have participated International Fashion and Art Exhibition. Her work “Grass•Tree•Stone” was selected to participated the China Fine Art Exhibition.

9. 冇- 赵伟伟   MAO – Weiwei Zhao

Material: Rubber, Yarn, Air
Inspired by the Chinese character“冇”, which means empty. This work tries to explore the change of fashion style by the invisible medium –“air”. This whole collection is presented in the form of plane cutting. Flat clothes become more three-dimensional and vivid by inflating. In order to interpret the relationship between “有” and “冇” in Chinese traditional culture.
Weiwei Zhao graduated from the fashion design department of Central Academy of Fine Arts. He has won several gold and silver awards in domestic and international fashion design contests. His works have participated in many exhibitions such as Beijing Fashion Art International Exhibition. He focuses on fur design, leather design, jewelry design and so on.

10. Mermaid Recall – 严宜舒  Yishu Yan

Mermaid Recall is a design based on the Ph.D project. The concept is to make a New Chinese style Qipao gown for a mermaid. The Red stands for celebration and joy in Chinese culture, the special knitted fabric design is a stimulation of wave and the tail of mermaid. This dress is showing diverse parts with body movements, struggling in tighten and freedom, reconsidered the interaction between Qipao and wearer.
PhD. Candidate in Fashion and Textile Design, HK PolyU. Her works have been awarded and exhibited in several areas of diverse countries.

11. Night Dress– Natali Ruden

It is a classical western dress with a Chinese Qipao collar. The designer has taken elements from western and eastern fashion and put in her design. The basic color of the dress is the deep blue stands for the color of night sky, there are many stars shining inside. The black lace collar is the cloud floating around.
Natali Ruden is a very unique original designer. She was born in Kiev, and studied in a famous fashion design school there. She loves her job and regard it as her mission. She loves to use bright color and challenges different materials in her design works.

12. 庆鹤– Natali Ruden

Red is a traditional celebration color in Chinese culture, and crane is an animal stands for happiness in China. I want to put those Chinese celebration elements in a Western formal dress, so all people will know this is a dress for celebration. I want this dress to cross the barrier of language or region, passing a happy message for everyone.
Natali Ruden is a very unique original designer. She was born in Kiev, and studied in a famous fashion design school there. She loves her job and regard it as her mission. She loves to use bright color and challenges different materials in her design works.

13. 映翠 - 洪秀柱

The dress contains many kinds of bright and dark colors, showing greens in noble and lively ways. There are lots of colors on the cover like a garden. This dress is now collected in China National Silk Museum.
Born in Taipei county, Taiwan province, China. She graduated from the law department of China Culture University in Taiwan and master of education in Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University). The first female President of the kuomintang (KMT), she has visited the mainland many times.

14. 夜色璀璨 - Ryan Lo

Qipao is usually wearing by adult women, which is not fit and fair for teenage girls. I think they should have a Qipao element dress for their age, so I design this dress contain elements like lace, bows, Qipao and dress, which are very popular in teen girls groups.
Hong Kong designer Lo tzu-hao founded his eponymous brand Ryan Lo, which is developing in London. He did not learn design in school, but he has a great sense and concept to fashion.

2. The Cultures

As the most representative cultural clothing, Qipao contains profound cultural meaning and traditions inside. While the communication of world become more often, the traditional Chinese culture gets chance to converge with other cultures all over the world. Qipao, from designers’ perspectives, will not remain as the carrier of a single culture. Under the theme of “celebration”, designers from the world, combined with cultural similarities and differences, challenged the limitation of Qipao, and successfully produced many excellent works throughout the ancient and modern times, connecting China and foreign countries.

15. Best of both world - Paulina Andreeva

The dress is called "The best of both worlds". The concept of this design is a fusion of traditional Chinese shape and Russian ornament. It symbolizes the integration of Russian and Chinese culture with the modern lifestyle. It represents a young girl who is interested in traditions of her own country but stays in touch with the modern reality.
The main source of inspiration is Qipao. It was approached in an innovative way. The key elements of Qipao such as stand collar and decorative fasteners were mixed with the flared silhouette and pleats specific to the Russian traditional costume. The red color symbolizes joy, love and celebration, which relates to the topic of the exhibition. The white color, used for the collar and piping, gives the dress a fresh look. This dress is for special occasions but can also be worn in everyday life supporting the idea that every day is special.
Paulina Andreeva is a fashion design student of Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design (SUITD) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. During the university years she has successfully participated in international contests and exhibitions.

16. Aqua Fantasy - Seung-Eun Oh

The concept is “Aurora”, and the subject is “Stars and auroras pouring into the night sky”. This design is in the form of a jump suit. It’s also a two-piece design. The overall color is Cerulean blue. As with the above design, the points were yellow above and below. As above, the Aurora spills itself into pants to further maximize the Aurora’s effect.
College student of Seoul Women’s University, her works have participate several fashion events under her professor’s supervising.

17. 质朴 – 月白*Labelhood

Short qipao in lattice patern with modified fashionable sleeves so they will fit better fot the shoulders and arms.
The collarboration series between two designers, and also two brands. They work together for a fashion gala of Qipao.

18. 军绿 – 月白*Labelhood

Short qipao in army green colory with modified fashionable sleeves so they will fit better fot the shoulders and arms.
The collarboration series between two designers, and also two brands. They work together for a fashion gala of Qipao.

19. 髦儿戏 - 陈昕琰 Peking Opera - Sissy Chen

The theme that I have chosen is Beijing Opera, Chinese traditional culture. I am inspired by the movie “Farewell My Concubine” and deeply touched by lighting effects in it. Red can be seen everywhere in the movie, almost lightning the screen. Decorative patterns are evolved and abstracted from the basic finger movements of female roles in Beijing Opera. The abstracted pattern is the expression of Chinese traditional culture “shape of rhyme”. I selected wool felting technique to avoid rigid lines. I intended to create a kind of hazy feeling just like landscape painting to echo the lighting and hue in the movie. I used decorative lockstitch on the embroidery that has also made the motif more three dimensional.
A student from Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Detao Masters Academy, has been awarded third-class scholarship. She was a backstage helper for SIRLON fashion show twice, also an intern for STAFFONLY Studio.

20. 好一朵美丽的茉莉花 – 余嫿

A wish from Hong Kong, celebrates the 70th birthday of China. The inspiration is the first music playing at the ceremony of Hong Kong return in 1997, “Jasmine”.
Loves design and arts. Graduated from Hong Kong polytechnic university with a master's degree in design and a bachelor's degree in fashion design. In 2011, she was selected as one of ten outstanding young people in Hong Kong.

21. 首尔之夜 - Hye-In Song
What I am inspired by is Seoul Night. The night of Seoul is busier than any other city, and the night view of Seoul is more beautiful than any other city. I focused on the bright lights at night. The neon signs shining on the streets, the busy workers at night, and the “Namsan Tower” became my design motif.
I want to include Korean elements in the design, so I used “Jokabo” (Korean traditional slabs) and knots.
College student of Seoul Women’s University. She and her works have participated in several fashion events under her professor’s supervising.

22. 合奏之绣 – Ashdeen Lilaowala

At ASHDEEN, we create hand-embroidered saris and fashion inspired by the Orient. For the Global Qipao exhibition, we thought it would be ideal to amalgamate the Chinese and Indian elements to create a Qipao-Sari dress.
We plan to create a Qipao silhouette in which the upper body will be fully embroidered with tonal shades. The below drape will be with an Indian brocade silk. The sari panel, which is draped over the shoulder, will be done in Organza fabric. It will be fully embroidered with exotic birds and flowers. Chrysanthemums, peonies, roses will be intertwined with flying cranes and birds of paradise. Our goal is to seamlessly blend two ancient embroidery traditions to create a modern, contemporary ensemble.
Ashdeen Z. Lilaowala is a Textile Designer specializing in the traditional art of Parsi Gara embroidery through contemporary fashion creations under his label ASHDEEN. Ashdeen retails his creations through his flagship store in New Delhi. His saris have been worn by Oprah Winfery and Bollywood superstars Madhuri Dixit and Sonam Kapoor Ahuja.

23. 锦绣印月 - 张义超

Finding the own beauty in the drizzle and living with the peony. This Qipao is using gold color with blue and red lines stands for the connections of cultures and karma. The Westlake patterns are hand-made embroidery, showing the pretty sights of Southern Yangtze. The golden color and the peony are traditional Chinese symbols for wishes, wish our country will get better and better in the future.
Yichao Zhang graduated from Zhejiang Sci-tech University. She is a fashion designer, has received lots of awards. She also creates 3 brands and is the chief designer of those brands.

24. 海峡群岛针织旗袍 - 两国多地合作

At our knitting workshop, we learned about the Gansey knitting culture in the Channel Islands. We imagine a Chinese girl who travelled there and impressed by the knitting craft and wool of the fishing communities.  She decided to knit a bridal outfit for her own wedding – a qipao with Chinese patterns. The patterns she chose are mythical images of fishes from the Han Dynasty images. We dived into her thoughts, did the knitting job for her. On the cold windy island, the chunky Qipao would be her special dress, showing her Chinese identity and adaptation of the local craft.
Beth Brown-Reinsel, USA, instructor for CNSM 2019 Textile Workshop:  European Traditional Knitting Workshop, advisor to Qipao project
Edith Cheung Sai May, Hong Kong, consultant for CNSM Textile Workshop, co-ordinator
Guo Jiang, fashion designer, graduate of China Academy of Art
Yan Yishu, PhD. Candidate in Fashion and Textile Design, HK PolyU,
Zhang Hong, Guo Jiang’s mother, an accomplished knitter

Hu Yiu Yu, Hong Kong, (knitting workshop teaching assistant)

25. 阿富汗之舞Afghan Dress – Zarlashta Jalalzai

I wanted to design a piece of contemporary Afghan clothes. The bodice and the lower parts of the sleeves are all traditional embroidery which is still used in traditional weddings of Afghanistan. I wanted the skirt to be designed differently from the original ones and I wanted to add some western colors to it. So I made the whole skirt from the kerchiefs that are beautifully colored and resembles silk. Those kerchiefs are used during the traditional dance atan. The bead work is also done by hand. I wanted to introduce a piece of traditional afghan clothing with a mixture of western colors. I sewed all by my hands and only combined them all with a machine. The jewelries are also traditional Afghan jewelries.
Zarlashta lalzai is a designer and tailor. She left Kabul as well as her school in 8th grade and went to ghazni province because of the war and started sewing cloths there. She then decided to open a place of her own to train young girls in designing and fashion.

26. 青金白衣 White Dress – Zarlashta Jalalzai

The designing idea of the white coat came from the information that I had from china, the people of china and the ancient history of china. What I knew was that they always used the most beautiful fabrics for instance, silk. This made me think of a dress made of white silk with embroidery, azure stones and silver colored metal on it. First, I purchased the fabric which they told me is silk, however, I exactly do not know what percentage is really silk. Then I purchased the rest of the materials. After, I had all the materials, I started to make the design I had in my mind.
Zarlashta lalzai is a designer and tailor. She left Kabul as well as her school in 8th grade and went to ghazni province because of the war and started sewing cloths there. She then decided to open a place of her own to train young girls in designing and fashion.

27. Thai-Lamphun – Chombongkod Pattanawit

This dress is combining the cultures of Thailand and China. The traditional Qipao structure with the material from Thailand Lamphun, shows how charming both the cultures are.
“Chombongkod” brand was originated by Ms.Chombongkod Pattanawit, Thai fashion designer. She was graduated from Kalawin Institution, Thailand in the field of fashion design. She was an instructor in fashion design in Supranee institution, Bangkok, Thailand. Throughout almost 40 years in the field of fashion, Chombongkod specializes in bridal dress, Thai dress, Kala dress and special event dress. Her works were published in several magazines. Her workpieces were also shown in various catwalk events such as in Thailand, USA, French, and UK.  

3. The Fashion

Back to the 19th century, when Qipao first broke all the old regulation, it lead a new fashion to the society. Even in modern, Qipao is still not satisfied to remain in a typical shape. The fashion designers are using their inspirations to break through all the wall and structures, to reinterpret the potential possibility of fashion in a Qipao. When tradition meets modern, Qipao is once again becoming a new fashion to the society, celebrating the Qipao’s legend.

28. 阴阳之境 - Hana Hevelkova

This dress has combined brightness and darkness harmoniously, just like Yin and Yang in Taichi. The red line is a line that divide the two sides but in the meantime locked them together to create a space, in that space there are birds flying around, make the whole dress become more vivid. This is a special celebration the nature has everyday during the dusk.
Born in Prague. The architecture of the past century has influenced her at most - cubism, functionalism, constructivism, and Bauhaus .Her cloths exceed of evident nobleness, precise elaboration with the feeling for elegant feminine lines. She is well known for evening and wedding dresses.

29. Qipao of Love - Angelo Cruciani

This is meant to be the Qipao of sweetness and tenderness like a flag that calls out love as the most beautiful decoration. The heart is a symbol of unity and gathering, the heat is a universal message. Angelo conceived this work listening to the great love songs of the Chinese Popstars. The theme of feelings characterizes almost all Chinese songs, love as the center of the world, central like the attention that every woman desires. A fabric talisman that makes every woman feels like Aphrodite: the goddess of love.
An Itlian Artist and Fashion Designer born in 1978 in the countryside, he has been dreaming to be a fashion designer since he was young. His career in the fashion industry started in 1995 in Urbino, Italy, while attending the prestigious “Scuola del Libro”. The recently-created brand “Yezeal” grew fast in celebrity and Angelo entered a new path of creativity, based on love and positivity.

30. 人与花无彩与彩 - 景宇鹏  Human &Flower   Monochrome&Color– Naci Jing

There are still flames of war in some regions where cities have been destroyed. People in these regions are celebrating things that are trivial in our eyes.Our country also has sorrowful history. Prosperity and peace we have gained today have not come easy so we should cherish that.I combined achromatic colors with chromatic colors to show that we should remember the past and treasure what we have today.
The fabric of my Qipao is two layers of translucent silk, black and white. Fabric bonding and embroidery technique have been applied in my garment.
Naci Jing,who was born in Jiangxi,China in 1988. He is a fashion designer and a concept artist. He is a junior student in SIVA Detao advanced class and devotes himself to art and design. He is also good at sculpture,engraving,embroidery arts and so on.

31. 七个“十” - 虞靖怡  Seven Crosses– Joy Yu

The original inspiration of my Qipao comes from the painting “Appearance of Crosses” by Yi Ding, a contemporary artist of abstraction in China. I extracted the color from the painting and added some fluorescent colors. I combined two layers of fabric: PVC and adhesive cutting fabric, adopting colored thread embroidery technique to make my new fabric. Meanwhile, I created my own embroidery and technique to inject a contemporary style into traditional Qipao. One end of the embroidery thread was stitched to the fabric and another end was kept loose and decomposed into traditional tassels. The shape of embroidery is related to the idea of symmetry which Chinese people traditionally pursued. The colors are well-proportioned and cascaded, looking like modern abstracted version of peony, the national flower of China and deliver the meaning of auspiciousness.
The painting style of Ding represents typical Chinese spirit, which is hard-working, persistent and resilient. Most of his paintings demonstrated his feelings, reflections, blessings and celebrations of the soil that nurtures him and historical changes he has felt. Through “Appearance of Crosses”, we can see that China is forging head, prosperous and full of stories. His painting has become a symbol of Chinese contemporary art. Embroidering crosses in different sizes and colors is my way to show respect to Mr. Ding. It also symbolized that China is changing with each passing day and Chinese people are working steadily, having a happy life after all those sufferings.
Joy Yu studies at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Detao Masters Academy, Studio Gottelier. She loves colorful and elegant design. She has regarded Karl Lagerfeld and Alber Elbaz as her fashion icons and is willing to accept and learn different kinds of styles of art.

32. 重岚叠嶂•墨染旗袍 - 龚航宇

This pattern links the mountain and water together by splashing ink. The shoulder slope on one side represents the cliff and mountain slope. The long sleeve on the other side is like the ink was splashed.
Designer has reengineered the structure of traditional Qipao. Using the contouring to replace the normal embroiders, and showing the flowing ink in part of the dress to make the dress looks fascinating and inviting.
Hangyu Gong is the chief designer of Chantel Gong, International presenter of Qipao Culture. She was graduated from Wuhan University, and then studied aboard to South Korea and France in Fashion design.

33. 云裙 – Phoebe English

Working with sustainability in mind, we always aim to create as little waste as possible in the studio so we have incorporated off cuts of bamboo silk, trapped inside silk organza to reference the silk of a traditional Qipao. We have made it in white to represent the traditional colour of our own Western wedding culture.
PHOEBE ENGLISH is a luxury Women swear and Menswear label. Garments are created with attention to precision and beauty. Laboured construction forms the centre of the design ethos, which embraces an uncompromising attention to finishing and textiles. PHOEBEENGLISH hopes to raise a respect for construction rather than decoration and bring a new dimension to young London design. PHOEBE ENGLISH is exclusively made in England.

34. 风衣旗素 –杨桂东 Samuel Guiyang

This is a modern work of creativity. This dress is using the shape of coat and the collar of Qipao to explore the potential elements fashion can have in a dress. The dress is smooth and clean in look, as well as an elegance of feeling inside the dress.
SAMUEL Guì YANG (1988, China). Multi disciplinary design studio based in London. Garments, objects and printed matter.

35. 叠 - 吕越

Via screen printing technique and mismatching the butterfly patterns, after sewing then resulted with the layered effect. It is to emphasise the changing world, like the saying, “the only unchanging thing is the change itself”.
LYU YUE (Aluna), Professor of Central Academy of Fine Arts( CAFA), Founder to Fashion Department, CAFA,Member of Chinese artists association, The chairman of the academic committee and managing director of China Fashion Association, Director of the China Fashion & Color Association, Curator of fashion art international exhibition. She has attainments in both fashion design and fashion art. Her works on fashion design and fashion art have been presented in more than 50 exhibitions and other activities, and collected by several institutions and individuals

36. 结 • 金 – 刘君Jun Liu

This Qipao was representing the continuously attention to the scientific concept. In the meantime, taking the thinking of contemporary and traditional, visual language and general materials constitute the aesthetic concept depth merged into the field of fashion design, use of thousands of pieces of cutting material folding design again, the links will be different to the size of the unit by complex technology to create the contrast of the three-dimensional space form, work with channeling and transparent visual art effect, make the garment component of mineral crystals, such as the sun.
Jun Liu, the Vice-president and professor of Shenzhen Clothes Design Association. His works have been awarded, exhibited and were collected by multiple museums. 

37. Blue Dress - Francoise Hoffman

Françoise Hoffmann: Felt interpretation of a Qipao.
Title: Blue Dress.
Hybrid felt: printed photo on silk and merinos wool.
©françoise Hoffmann
Françoise Hoffmann creates original textiles using a mix of carded wool fibres and different fabrics. By playing with textures, colour and prints, she explores a wide and varied artistic vocabulary. For several years now, Françoise Hoffmann has started to create a new hybrid by integrating her photographic images into her work. She adds the vibrations of light kneaded into the fibres to her textile sculptures.

38. 橙之美 - Priscilla Shunmugam

This is a fashion improving work of Qipao. Designer is looking through the perspective of fashion, and changing it to a modern dress but still keep the classical elegance of the Qipao. Designer believed that shining women’s body shape is what Qipao good at, so she keep this concept for almost all her design works.
Shunmugam was born Priscilla Tsu-Jyen Shunmugam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to a Chinese mother and an Indian father. At age 20 she was accepted to read law at the National University of Singapore. Upon graduation, Shunmugam worked briefly as a lawyer before leaving the profession. In 2008, she spent a year in England, where she studied dressmaking and pattern cutting.

39. 旗袍新解 - Priscilla Shunmugam

The designer has made a unique interpretation to qipao fashion. Qipao can be classical, but also can combine with fashion dress. The designer kept the special curve design of qipao, at the same time, to emphasize the curve of buttocks, she deliberately added a small skirt with three gradations as the finishing touch.
Shunmugam was born Priscilla Tsu-Jyen Shunmugam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to a Chinese mother and an Indian father. At age 20 she was accepted to read law at the National University of Singapore. Upon graduation, Shunmugam worked briefly as a lawyer before leaving the profession. In 2008, she spent a year in England, where she studied dressmaking and pattern cutting.

40. 纯白 - Ms. Min

Simple white dress in a Chinese tradition design. It is a fashion dress to present a young lady’s beauty and purity.
Ms. Min is a fashion brand created by Min Liu. Her design concept is to showing the many in simple, strong in gentle, modern in classical. Her works impressed fashion people all over the world.

41. 碎花 - Ms.Min

Another series of young lady’s fashion. This floral dress chooses black as the basic color to reflect a mature girl but also presenting the lively youth with the flowers on the dress.
Ms. Min is a fashion brand created by Min Liu. Her design concept is to showing the many in simple, strong in gentle, modern in classical. Her works impressed fashion people all over the world.

42. 月落翠柳间 - Samuel Guiyang

It is a dress with tons of details in side, and also this dress is a result of exploring the possibility of different clothes kinds combining in one. The dress has elements of one-piece dress, Qipao and cloak. It seems like those elements are impossible to combine, but they end up combining perfectly.
SAMUEL Guì YANG (1988, China). Multi disciplinary design studio based in London. Garments, objects and printed matter.
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