So, she started with researching imagery of body movements of people and growth patterns of the natural beings and scenery, found the logical path of things moving and growing, and brought that into her design as continuation in draped sheer fabrics and circulation of artificial hair braids. Knits and fishnets are involved to represent the bonds and connections between different people and their life paths.
I’m inspired by natural colors like brown, yellow, green, and a bit of blue, which all comes from my inspiration imagery, and my perception for reincarnation.
Knits are involved to represent the bonds and connections between different people and their life paths. The collection is all ready-to-wear for spring and summer, so light-weighted fabrics are used for all looks.
I brought my research about moving and echoing patterns into my design as continuation and circulation in draped sheer fabrics. I draped each piece of fabric according to its transparency and the shades it makes with the wrinkles, to “paint” with the sheers.
Fabric Manipulation Practices
Hair as part of people’s body, but it lasts longer and takes more time to decompose than other parts of the body, and it grows obviously with time passing by, regardless of people’s ages and physical qualities.
For the final collection, I combined my experiments and practices on sheer fabric and hair braid drapes, to be developed into the final design. I use materials of different softness and sheerness to form visuals of lines and planes, and to represent the potential travel of people from time to time, and from space to space.
Combination between fabric and hair pieces
After making the hair and trim pieces, I started to combine and style them with basic fabrication such as knits and sheers. I did some drape and collage to see the final results and to decided the final look.
Joanna is a Chinese fashion designer based in Shanghai, pursuing a professional career in fashion.
She interned at Madame Figaro China, assisting daily in the preparation of cover shoots and social media promotions, and worked at Tube Showroom, dedicating her professional interest to the promotion of Chinese fashion designers to global buyers. Then she joined designer Susan Fang’s team and took part in the preparation of upcoming seasons.
Joanna is interested in combining crafts with the exploration of creative possibilities in fashion. She is vigilant toward social and environmental phenomena, which she will continuously discuss in her future design practices.