Tan Xiaoyuan’s collection began with a western man found this book inadvertently, during his reading he felt a connection with one of the characters in the book and lost in wild and beautiful thoughts.
All the patterns were menswear or traditional pattern in China. Fabrics and materials are deeply inspired by asian fan and palm tree. Each outfit came form one of the stories in the book. Regard to her main technique, most of the decoration is made by recycle paper and wool yarns.
She wants to create an independent women who living for herself and those one she loved, just like the most representative characters in the novel.