Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)
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2022 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Wenwen Lei. 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.
With my collection name 彝Yi, I chose to combine Chinese and English characters, which echoes my design idea of combining Eastern elements with Western silhouettes. I was inspired by the mountains, birds, and animals in my hometown, and I fused the technique of Chinese ink painting to depict nature in my garments.In this graduation collection, I show five kinds of intangible cultural heritage crafts: handmade wool tassels, handmade pleating, silver bubble embroidery, patchwork embroidery and lingering embroidery. I created this collection with the intention of giving new blood to millennia-old civilizations by using modern and futuristic silhouettes to bring forward the old craftsmanship.
Born in nation Yi, China, WENWEN LEI is committed to combining diverse new elements with tradition to create a futuristic national brand. WenWen's philosophy is that the beauty of intangible cultural heritage should not only be displayed in museums but should be integrated and adapted to the modern fast pace. Her MFA thesis collection is the beginning of her exploration of nation Yi and ethnic diversity. With an experimental approach to life and her work, WenWen likes to visualize time in front of people, combining tradition with modernity, whether it is modern technology, silhouettes, or fashion trends.
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Lei, W. (2022). 彝Yi [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7675
Lei, Wenwen. 彝Yi. 2022. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7675
Lei, Wenwen. "彝Yi." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2022. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7675