Xiaoqian Shao | University for the Creative Arts 2016
A recent graduate from the University for the Creative Arts, Xiao Qian graduated with a BA in Fashion Design. Her love for fashion runs deep, in her spare time Xiao Qian loves to immerse herself into the world of textiles and fabrics. While pursuing this interest of hers, she came across the knitting sector and became fascinated with the different types of machinery that was involved in its production. The movements of the machines intricacies and the synthesis of two discrepant materials, cold hard metal against soft malleable fibres became the inspiration to her collection. By using different materials and opposing forms in the construction of her garments, Xiao Qian was able to capture these complex discrepancies.