The Xiaoping Huang Graduate Collection is Bright and Bold

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: artsthread and psfk
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.