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2015 Graduation Fashion Show Designers: Emma Xueli...

2015 Graduation Fashion Show Designers: Emma Xueling Cui

Emma Xueling Cui, photo by Rob Curry

Emma Xueling Cui, photo by Rob Curry

BFA Fashion Design student Emma Xueling Cui grew up in Shenyang and Dalian, China. Cui has lent her fashion design skills to the Korean Art Festival, worked as a uniform designer for Mashine China, and served as a textile designer for San Francisco street wear brand Dashing Knight.

Emma Xueling Cui's illustrated lineup.

Emma Xueling Cui’s illustrated lineup.

Cui’s collection is an ode to the late British sculptor Lynn Chadwick. “My collection is a clash of interesting organic shapes with a modernistic feel. I wanted to [interpret] Lynn Chadwick’s idea of showing movement and fluidity through the use of rib knits and curvy cuts. He used bronze and other heavy materials; in contrast I wanted the collection to move freely,” Cui said.

Emma’s Xueling Cui's moodboard.

Emma’s Xueling Cui’s moodboard.

Emma’s Xueling Cui's moodboard.

Emma’s Xueling Cui’s moodboard.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Emma Xueling Cui: You must do what scares you, because it will pull out the best [in] you.

What is your favorite memory of being in the School of Fashion?

EXC: The most memorable year was the collection year, because I got to know my friends better. We stayed up all day and night at the studio and had fun working hard.

Which talent would you most like to have?

EXC: I wish I could play the cello like Yo-Yo Ma.

 

By: Malcolm Thomas 


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