University of Central Lancashire, China
A Mixed Culture Capriccio
East meets West and contemporary meets traditional in Xiaoping Huang’s collection ‘A Mixed Culture Capricco’. It was while visiting Guizhou Intangible Cultural Heritages in the Southwest of China, Xiaoping discovered the province’s rich and diverse culture. Particularly inspired by how the many ethnic groups in the area have preserved their time-honoured methods of art and crafts, Xiaoping’s pieces incorporate both contemporary and traditional elements, in both design and fabric choice. Asymmetric silhouettes blend seamlessly with ancient costume, in an assortment of fabrics including PVC, felt, wool, linen and antique embroidery to create a modern collection, with remnants of the past.