Due to the serious pollution in modern society, environmental protection has become a hot topic. For example, products disposed of at the end of their usable life can negatively impact the environment in water and landfill. Porcelain is a popular art around the world. The production process and materials of porcelain are close to zero pollution. It can be said that porcelain is a product that is completely in line with environmental protection and sustainable development. In response to this topic, I will use recyclable materials to make the collection. In the printing part, I will use digital printing to minimise water pollution in the process. Most of the porcelain patterns are twining, lotus and peony. These three patterns are used as elements to create flowing prints and flowers made of recycled plastic as part of the designs.
Yujie Zhou(Carline)’s graduate collection ‘Porcelain and Environment’ was influenced by the process of making porcelain, such as the material of porcelain, the pattern of products and the impact on the environment. Carline wanted to create a collection that both used texture and geometric elements which show off her print design style, as well as her response to sustainable development and her love for porcelain. Her collection is based around the traditional colours of Chinese and Western porcelain and is combined with the colour from the water pollution problem.
Based on her understanding of the process of making porcelain and the meaning of patterns, Carline created a set of steady but lively colours by combining with hand drawing and computer drawing. They show a very textured geometric combination style. In addition to this, Carline uses digital printing technology to reduce water pollution in the production process and print in recycle fabric-PET. Besides, Carline has also used discarded lunch boxes to design and produce recyclable flowers, contributing to sustainable development.
After printing or texturing, Carline tried to deconstruct and design the porcelain shape, developed a variety of garments and design details, such as neckline and sleeves, and tried to combine various colours and patterns by splicing.
This is Carline’s final collection line up. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Carline decided to use 3D modelling to create her collection. At the same time, she believed that this method is more suitable for the sustainable development. She hopes to provide a force for environmental protection.