Tan Xiaoyuan is a Fashion and Textile designer of Chinese background besed in Milan, graduate from Istituto Marangoni. She was imperceptibly influenced by ancient culture and stories, so it is easy to find out a strong oriental style /element exist in her collection. It is mainly inspired by one of the most famous novels of Chinese literature day back to Qing dynasty - Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio which is included hundreds of short myth stories talking about the relationship between hunman and the ghost.
The story 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 inspried by asian fan and plam 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 woolen yarns. She wants to create a independent women who living for herself and those one she loved, just like the most representative characters in the novel.