LIT Talent Awards Winner

2022

Entrant Company

Xiaowu Zheng

Category

LIT Film - Best Costume Designer

Client's Name

Country / Region:

United States

The First Seven refers to performing the rituals 7 days after the deceased passed away. In this period, relatives must procure salvation for the deceased, to help them to accumulate blessings. This collection takes inspiration from Chinese mythology, Old Hong Kong Horror movies, and Historical events such as Tiananmen Square Protest to speak out on the importance of freedom of speech and the freedom of making art itself. This collection is a discussion on the censorship that exists in our society. By revisiting the history to reflect the issues that are currently active in the modern day, raising awareness on the importance of voicing opinions and independent thinking, to help move the culture forward by starting a healthy conversation. All the garments are created through the process of draping, patterning, cutting and sewing. For the textiles, the collection uses technical film to permanently heat glue gold paper on top of solid linen fabric as applicate to create a shiny effect to resembles paper clothing and money that Chinese people would burn to send good wishes to the dead. Fragile mesh are being layered on top of linen fabric as a discussion between the temporal body and the eternal soul. Prints on the silk scarfs are digitally printed, which contains newspaper collage and drawings done by Children that dedicated to the Tiananmen Square protest. The hair being sewn throughout the seams are inspired by the sorcery scare of the 1768 soul stealers panic, when people believe that witches could to take a soul by having name and hair from people. The Silhouettes resembles deconstructed historical Chinese clothing from the Qing dynasty, the cheongsam originated from the republican period, the classic Chinese tunic suit that Mao wore, and wardrobe of the protesters. The collection aims to stir up viewers and wearer’s emotion with the ghostly and dramatic silhouette, then introduce to them the importance of having a voice in the modern society with the references on 1989 Tiananmen Square Protest. project started in September 2019, ended in January 2021. Runway show collaborated with One Management was produced at Spring Studio New York.

2022
LIT Talent Awards - Beethoven: Elegischer Gesang, op. 118

Entrant Company

University of Washington

LIT Talent Awards Winner

Category

LIT Instrumentalists - Best Originality

Country / Region

United States

2022
LIT Talent Awards - One Man Orchestra On The Cutting-Edge Electronic Instruments
LIT Talent Awards Winner

Category

LIT Got Talent - Customize your categories:

Country / Region

Japan

2022
LIT Talent Awards - Sei Selina - Him or Her

Entrant Company

Aparent

LIT Talent Awards Winner

Category

LIT Music Video - Best Director

Country / Region

Norway

2022
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Entrant Company

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LIT Talent Awards Winner

Category

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Country / Region

United States