cloth: square: white
He (Irene) Zhu
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)
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cloth: square: white
2022 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by He (Irene) Zhu. Presented on June 8, 2022 at 'Unbound: Fashion Design MFA Showcase.'
M.F.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 2022.
Department: Fashion Design.
Chinese designer He Zhu's philosophy is that "Fashion is a form of fine art." Her collection "cloth: square: white" is a way to experiment with clothing as an extension of the spiritual body. The collection projects the ancient East Asian view of the body into contemporary fashion through light & shadow and geometry. The designs feature white squares in different variations and combinations that change the silhouette on the body, with an aim to create a sustainable lifestyle - a unity between man and universe.
He Zhu pursues fashion as a fine art form that also incorporates modern ethos. Once trained as a scientist, Zhu is dedicated to creating a solid theoretical foundation for her design with a precise touch of details. Zhu inherited her grandma's aesthetic taste: the kind of elegance and subtlety that comes from the Chinese scholar-gentry in the early 19th century. With an aim to Introduce a balance of Apollo and Dionysian spirits into her designs, she explores the extension of the body with a sustainable approach – folding, zero waste patterns, collaging – reimagining fashion from linear to spatial, sensorial, and temporal dimensions.
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Zhu, H. (. (2022). cloth: square: white [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7570
Zhu, He (Irene). Cloth: Square: White. 2022. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7570
Zhu, He (Irene). "Cloth: Square: White." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2022. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7570