In Qiwei's A/W 2018 Collection, Claude Cahun's work formed a major part of her inspiration. The key concept was developed from two main characteristics incorporated in Cahun's work.
Firstly, it is Cahun's photography, the way how she embraced different personas with distinct characters, using it as a tool to break through the traditional definition and barrier between the two genders, at the same time, blurring the line between masculinity and femininity. Another element is the constant discovery of a new self, through the utilisation of various face masks to represent the different personas residing within her body. Depending on the environment and the situation, a different mask would be used to reflect her inner mood.
These ideas have all formed the foundation for Qiwei's design, how several seemingly separated segment of garments are actually of one single piece.