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Appropriately titled ‘Instruments played in the street corner,’ the Xiaoping Huang Graduate Collection looks like it is comprised of outfits made out of accordion parts. Quirky and not a bit bizarre, the fashion is as creative as it gets. Taking a strong 3D approach, the recent University of Central Lancashire fashion graduate focuses on bright colors, bold prints and unusual textures to make a fashion statement like no other.
The winner of the Zandra Rhodes Textile Award, the Xiaoping Huang Graduate Collection was inspired by a piano accordion the designer found in a flea market. She then turned to contemporary street musicians’ paintings to better flesh out her concepts, creating ensembles fit for a traveling circus. Huang is currently promoting her graduate collection in London, England.