Xiaolin (Kristen) Wu
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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Contributor Names
Wu, Xiaolin (Kristen) (Creator, Designer)
Zhang, Xin (Director, Videographer)
Wang, Zhaoyi (Photographer)
Lancaster, Allison (Model)
Huang, Giwa (Model)
Itamochi, Risako (Hair, Make up)
Zhu, Yiqing (Shoot assistant)
Yuan, Zhen (Shoot assistant)
Jiang, Zhendong (Assistant)
Xie, Lisa (Sample maker)
2022 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Xiaolin (Kristen) Wu. 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.
Artist's Statement
Kristen Wu's graduate collection explores the fusion between Western and Eastern equestrian culture. In her two years of researching and creating functional and innovative fashion, Kristen draws on her understanding of practical details and explores the evolution of equestrian clothing through time using past, present, and future silhouettes and techniques. She consistently tries to remove and simplify traditional trims, fabrics and shapes without losing the Western and Eastern equestrian elements. Always collecting and absorbing new research to combine with unique functional concepts, her design process creates infinite possibilities for the development of modern womenswear.
Kristen Wu is a Chinese designer. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in fashion design at the Academy of Art University, and is completing her Master of Fine Arts in fashion design at Fashion Institute of Technology. She has worked in fashion design at Zero + Maria Cornejo. Kristen is obsessed with functional garments, deconstruction, and world cultures. Her philosophy is that modern clothing should also have functional design. The idea of perfect form and perfect function leads her to a unique design direction. With a longtime personal interest in riding, Kristen's work has a strong equestrian influence.
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Unbound: Fashion Design MFA Showcase


Wu, X. (. (2022). Gallop [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository.
Wu, Xiaolin (Kristen). Gallop. 2022. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository,
Wu, Xiaolin (Kristen). "Gallop." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2022.