Mengnan Zi「RIPPLE」|永續時尚之旅

|Category:Textile design 
|Material:Thread, Bead, PVC
|Technique:3D print, embroidery
|City, Country:Gloucestershire/UK

Mengnan Zi_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

/Artist 藝術家/

Mengnan Zi is a Chinese Designer who exhibits her work nationally and internationally. She graduated from the Jewellery School of Birmingham City University, UK. She is currently a Programme tutor at the Jewellery studio at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. She is also undertaking a full-time practice-led PhD, which focuses on the continuity and contemporary reinvention of traditional Chinese handicrafts and cultural heritage through design teaching and practice. Through her own practice, she produces objects in a range of materials using embroidery techniques, which move in and out of the hand-made and digital.

Mengnan Zi是一位在國內外展出作品的中國設計師。她畢業於英國伯明翰城市大學珠寶學院,目前是四川美術學院珠寶工作室的項目導師。她正在進行全職的實踐導向博士研究,重點關注通過設計教學和實踐實現中國傳統手工藝和文化遺產的延續和現代重塑。通過她的實踐,她使用刺繡技術創作出一系列材料的作品,這些作品在手工和數字之間不斷轉換。

Perspectives on Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life.

Dialogue between traditional and future needs to sink into a deeper exploration, and traditional medium doesn’t mean it’s outdated. The possibilities of traditional materials or crafts reflect on things and change our design thinking. 

Tradition gives new forms to contemporary art, new thoughts, and new constructions, which changes in various materials/crafts to support the creation of artworks that have a more permanent way of existence. 


Mengnan Zi_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

The Concept and Description of the Work關於參展作品的創作動機與設計理念

This artwork combines embroidery with PVC material and 3D printing technology, which collides with different visual and tactile effects. It can be viewed from every angle and has a blue texture under light. This artwork enriches embroidery's creative language and form. It explores the dialogue between traditional handicrafts and contemporary crafts, reflecting the changes in our thoughts and generating new things.