China-based fashion-surface designer comes with a keen interest in men’s wear, print and modular design. My work this year has been focused on combining large floral prints and minimalist menswear silhouettes. I enjoy working on a bold, print-driven project which allows me playfully to communicate my ideas about men’s wear print and explore different expressions of the florals. My practice draws from the appearance and shape of the leaves and flowers, and the opportunities that the digital printing process provides to add new angles to my works. Creating floral patterns and exploring the structure of menswear was a rewarding and incredibly interesting process.
Menswear Floral Exploration
My collection‘s inspiration is flowers and leaves. Flowers don’t have to be brilliant and colorful, they can also be black and white or monochrome. Men’s wear doesn’t have to be simple and bold, it can also be rich and dark.
This is a print-driven fashion design project with a pattern inspired by flowers and leaves in nature, which I wanted to define in my way. Imaginative pencil drawings of flowers and leaves in strange forms are arranged and combined to create a pattern, using digital printing techniques to create a connection with the menswear silhouette. Every part of the wearer’s body is covered with the print. I solved the problem of a single pattern for men’s wear by designing a faux two-piece garment to give the pattern a more layered presentation and to promote the possibilities of hand-drawn illustration in menswear.