CHINESE, BORN 12TH JANUARY 1995
There is a need for a greater awareness of everyday waste and pollution. Xiaotu wants to explore up-cycling in the context of heritage craftsmanship, as well as popular culture such as pop art. In doing so she aims to question the way we often view and value materials. The pieces she creates are made out of recycled food packaging, plasticbottles and aluminum cans, bringing together the most traditional and refined craftsmanship with contemporary culture. This is a challenge to demonstrate that fashion artifacts can be an agent in delivering a powerful message on the current environmental issues in design.