Liuxu Luo is passionate about incorporating mix-mediums such as painting, watercolor and all kinds of textiles handicraft into her creative practice. She sees herself as a collector; fascinated by beautiful tiny things like handmade materials, tiny antiques and what others might call ‘garbage’, but in which she sees a lot of possibilities.

She started using techniques like embroidery and laser cutting to develop more ways of drawing; creating new yarns and developing them into knitting and woven works. She believes using natural dyes adds a richer cultural connection to her work as well.

Luo hopes her visions and creations bring something encouraging to others. Born in China, Luo is currently pursuing an MFA in Textiles at Parsons School of Design in New York.

"My collection "Like a Plant", the concept was originally from my Italian roommate, quit her job in her 30s to start a master program. In China, the same age women are always under pressure of marriage etc. So I was surprised by her pure freedom, independence and self- discipline - like a plant. Another girl is from a movie. Her sense of distance strongly triggered me out of the image - a girl that as fabulous as flowers but chose to be isolated. I combine the feeling with research of real plants, do photograph and watercolor paintings, develop patchworks, ornaments, embroidery and other mixed-media, into samples and finally garments."