Dream Back to the SHANG Dynasty
Contribuant: Xiani LU
07 February 2021
Xuedi PAN put an imaginative spin on tailored silhouettes in a collection by entwining the modern world of design with the Shang Dynasty.
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A classic French landscape meets the iconic Chinese Shang Dynasty. Xuedi PAN embodied her design philosophy via an enthralling intersection of two worlds with her collection une âme, deux corps (one soul, two bodies) set in Normandy's medieval Gaillard castle.
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At a time when post-90s Chinese designers flock to their homeland to make a name after studying the western design system, this is the moment for Chinese designers to flourish domestically and globally. Will this young Chinese fashion designer become another revival example of celebrating one's cultural identity with her passion and eloquent vision？
While the Shang Dynasty inspired the collection, a monumental period in Chinese history (1600 BC – 1046 BC) when the oracle bone script first emerged - and with it came the power to record history for the generations to come. Xuedi blended Oracle bone script elements into the design, but she was inspired far beyond its visual aesthetics.