Wang An Qi
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 sustainability is an exciting concept that has changed the way I approach fashion design. By giving new life to textile waste I get a feeling of success and satisfaction that I have not felt before. I truly believe that this competition will influence my design direction forever. - Wang An Qi