“i live in a country surrounded by rivers and mountains, so i have always been quite sensitive to nature’s beauty, such as flowers, trees and mountains. if you look closely into things that are commonly regarded as ugly, you can also find beauty. if you can use these methods when designing, your design will be unique” (ban xiao xue)
2012. ban xiao xue (rođen u selu severnom delu kine) je dobio prestižnu međunarodnu woolmark nagradu za talente. on voli i zna da radi sa vunom. sam kaže da su vuna i on stari prijatelji. znaju se već dugo. povodom woolmarkove nagrade za italijanski vogue (oktobar 2012) izgovorio je ove reči o prirodi kao svojoj inspiraciji:
“there is only one keyword about the brand: nature. in one sense it means the clothes that are designed by the inspiration of nature, in the other it also tells that the person who wears them should feel natural, too. It is the appreciation and respect to the mother nature that has made me to give birth to this brand: everything returns to nature, to find the purest and most primitive sense. although the brand is just getting started, the essence that it embraces has always been there.
let’s forget about fashion design for a moment and go back to the basics of nature. nothing bears more beauty than the most common things one can find in great mother nature: the flowing springs, the blooming flowers, the sunshine, the soil, the air, the sky… all we need to do is to see and listen. mother nature has given us the most beautiful clothes: they have feelings, they bear memories, they are so simple but also so magic. let them flow naturally through people’s bodies, let them integrate with the trees and grass, let them take the textures of the mountains and rivers, and let them reconcile in the utmost harmony. everything begins with the divine nature, with a life that goes into eternity. (ban xiao xue)
njegova orijentalna estetika, umetnička sklonost, okrenutost zenu i osami vidljivi su u svakom njegovom komadu. školovao se u kini, na tianjin akademiji lepih umetnosti.pretežno stvara sa vunom i svilom, ali i eksperimentiše sa modernim materijalima…
‘BIRTH GROWTH METAMORPHOSIS’ ~ ‘warm as sunshine, light as air’.
ban xiao xue ss 2015