IFA-SUES, China

Xiulian Zheng

Urban Tribe

 Xiulian Zheng’s collection refines and summaries elements of African culture and tribes from the cross-cultural perspective. Yellow and dark greens have been used to depict a tribal theme, with the designer combining a circular print and fabric modification to demonstrate what he describes as a slightly absurd tribe. The totem is transformed into a new type of printing with the real-time depiction of images, while The fabric in the form of wool carpet embroidery shows the rough and wild nature of the primitive tribe. Xiulian uses the ‘hand’ as it’s the most distinctive chieftain system and is the symbol and embodiment of feudal tribal culture.