BEAUTY ON FIRE — FOR ZAHA
RUI XU's FASHION POP-UP
Zaha Hadid's architecture and design had a major impact on the world. She was an inspiration to many people and her talent and artistry will continue to inspire. Zaha was a client, muse to Rui XU and appreciated Rui’s talent. According to their promise before Zaha's passing, Rui XU will show her works which include exclusive designs for Zaha at ZahaHadid Design Gallery.
Rui XU is a Chinese contemporary artist whose works bridge fashion, painting, music and performance. She plays with the differences between East and West, explores her fashion design in a mysterious way and takes wearable clothes to singular art pieces. Her solo exhibition FROM XUAN TO BLINDNESS at the Royal College of Art and fashion experiment performance CHANT OF BREATH at the Saatchi Gallery both received warm responses in professional circles. XU’s professional experience includes: Chief Costume Designer for the 60th Miss World Final in 2010; Chief Costume Designer for China Pavilion in the Shanghai Expo, in 2010; Culture Director of ‘Rhyme of Chu Culture’ for 2008 Beijing Olympics; Culture Consultant for many fashion brands in China, such as the Haute Couture brand BE.PRIVÉ. She furthered her fashion research at Royal College of Art and was the director at Fashion Department at China Central Academy of Fine Arts. She is setting up her fashion brands in London now.
This Pop Up will be the debut of Rui XU's fashion brands– 'XIANGWANGYI' and 'ruixu'. ‘XIANGWANGYI’ is a luxury fashion brands for unique fashion pieces of art, exploring the richness that multi-cultural aesthetics and philosophies in contradiction between the visible form and the invisible thinking. Whereas 'ruixu' is a ready-to-wear label with limited production, intricate hand sewn detail work and uniquely designed fabrics, transforming the complex ideas of XIANGWANGYI by a relax way. Her design style blurs the borders whatever culture and nature.
Exhibition: 8 June-14 June 2016 (Monday to Friday) 13.00-18.00
Location:ZahaHadid Design Gallery, 101 Goswell Road, London EC1V 7EZ, United Kingdom
About Rui XU: ruixustudio.com