This season, Siyun Huang Studio continues to show the designer Siyun Huang iconic kinetic fashion art collection at London Fashion Week. Siyun Huang Spring/ Summer Collection ‘Immateriality’ originated from the experience of visiting the fossil collection in the museum, which has led to the designer think about the “intangible”. This is a theme based on abstract Eastern philosophy, where the designer has used elements such as dragonflies, lotus leaves, rain, bamboo, and leaves(for Zongzi) to show the life cycle process – “newborn, blooming, death and reborn”. In addition, also inspired by the kinetic sculptures of kinetic artist Alexander Calder, the designer seeks a balance between movement and stillness in curved lines, geometric shapes and soft angles.
‘The light of dragonflies, the poetry of lotus leaves in the rain, the elegance of bamboo. Listen to the rain and watch the clouds, and respect the heavens and things.’ These Chinese cultural metaphors implicit behind concrete natural objects are what Siyun Huang aims to explore. “Nothingness overcomes complications, silence wins over sound.” It is also a very important way to understand the unique Chinese philosophy and culture. The theme has multiple meanings: it refers to the surface layer that uses sound sensing to achieve fashion interaction; It also points to the imagination of intelligent life forms other than carbon-based life; Finally, it is an extension of the mind beyond embodiment.
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“In addition to modern technology, I’m also exploring digital innovations of traditional Chinese intangible cultural heritage. Some looks use the handmade textile of the Miao minority in southwest China, which is a type of craftmanship on fabric, but the process is complex. It requires indigo dyeing, attaching egg white or cow’s blood on the surface, constant pounding and steaming, it often takes months to produce a 45 cm wide fabric, its surface is shiny but not dazzling. The silhouette refers to the geometry of the 2D cutting to create a 3D shape. By recreating fabrics with modern techniques such as shape changes, embroidery to call on the sustainable development of cultural heritage that is “passing”, says the designer Siyun Huang.