Cheng Qin zi
The EcoChic Design Award 2012 China Finalist
Xinyan is currently studying Fashion Design at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in China.
For her The EcoChic Design Award 2013 Collection, Xinyan combined up-cycling and reconstruction design techniques to create new outfits using cut-and-sew waste from her own production and secondhand garments sourced from her friends.
I think reconstruction is a key aspect of sustainable fashion design. Although a garment's style may already be outdate, the fabric itself can still be beautiful and in quality condition. - Cheng Qin Zi