Y.WANG explores traditional Chinese ink on cloth

Mo’ is the meaning for Chinese traditional ink and it is also the name of Beijing-born Yuexue Wang ‘s graduate collection.

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The Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design fashion graduate enlisted the help of Chinese painter Fushun Wang to build the story of her collection.

Landscape paintings make an impact on minimalist silhouettes and intentional brush strokes have been painted directly onto her garments, adding texture and drawing the eye to focal points, which almost serve as nostalgic memories on cloth. The art work is reminiscent of the style of art that features on Chinese paper scrolls or wrapped around Chinese porcelain.

“I hoped to learn his knowledge and understanding of art,” says the emerging designer of working with Fushun.

Romantic Chinese landscapes make a statement about Yuexue Wang’s cultural identity in her collection, Mo.

Romantic Chinese landscapes make a statement about Yuexue Wang’s cultural identity in her collection, Mo.

Yuexue selected specific pieces from Fushun’s numerous artworks with titles such as ‘Silver Charm of Peace Lake,’ ‘Light Snow’, ‘Countryside Home,’ and ‘Wild birds,’ and used them as references for the hand painted designs for her collection.

While the painting makes a visual statement about Yuexue’s cultural roots, it also allowed Yuexue to explore and preserve a traditional artform in a contemporary context.

To find out more about Yuxue and her label Y.Wang head to her profile on the New K!D Directory.