[ 012 ] LOOK 6: FAUX LEATHER LEANING OUTFIT; Digital pixelated printed leaning suit patterns on smooth faux leather.
[ 013 ] LOOK 6: FAUX LEATHER LEANING OUTFIT
[ 014 ] LOOK 7: REPEATING LIQUIFIED OUTFIT; Digital pixelated printed shirt details, pockets and trims on high-end poly stain.
[ 015 ] LOOK 7: REPEATING LIQUIFIED OUTFIT
[ THESIS ]
I created COPYRIGHT as a critical commentary on the theft of intellectual property. This collection mimics the “knockoff” by becoming one itself! Each garment is designed to delude viewers (and wearers) by combining real and fake construction details. In order to copy “right,” all garment details are 50% real and 50% fake, with digitized pixelated prints representing iconic garment details designed to deliberately mimic the actions of the copying processes prevalent in the fashion industry.
Ziqi Xing was born and grew up in Shenzhen China, later studied Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design in New York City as well as studied Knitwear Design at Central Saint Martins in London. During her stay in New York City, she has worked for fashion brands including The Row and Prabal Gurung. In 2019, her design for “Young Talents for Sustainable Thinking” exhibition was selected to be exhibited at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo in Florence, Italy from 26 April 2019 to March 2020. Ziqi is also a collaborator in the “Transmissions: Heritage and New Creation” project hold by Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum at Parsons. Ziqi’s artistic inspiration stem from her unique perspective of contemporary social phenomenon including dominance of social media and fashion design copyright infringement.