Chinese designer Miao Ran on June 18 made his Milan Fashion Week debut with a widely applauded FW17 collection.
Colorful embroidery, eclectic elegance and genderless esthetic combined with much material research made for an impressive entree during the Milan Men’s Fashion Week. Born and raised in northern China’s Shanxi Province in 1987, Miao chose to pack his bags and go where the fashion capital, i.e. Milan, action is upon completing his fashion studies in China. In Milan he went on to earn a degree in fashion design at the Politecnico di Milano University.
From razor-precise cuts from rough denim, featherlight linen, white poplin and pure sandwashed silk to cotton mixed with a metallic thread to maintain the creases, and weaved raffia.
In regards to his design aethetics, Miao told China’s state-owned Xinhua News, “I think that fashion today bears too much heavy content and too many social messages. Instead, what I would like to do, is just re-bring fashion back to the body, the body of people. In fact, fashion is made not for male bodies of female bodies, but for human bodies, for persons.”
Hailed as a new talent with a crisp view on the labels of elegance and sophistication, Miao set international frontrow pulses racing with a cross-cultural collection oozing a natural flair and flow: Long coats in thick canvas, loose-fitted bomber jackets and white shirts ending well below the waist complemented by wide-legged pants.
“For the textures of this collection I did a lot of research,” the designer said in reference to the razor-precise cuts from rough denim, featherlight linen, white poplin and pure sandwashed silk to cotton mixed with a metallic thread to keep the creases, and weaved raffia.”Many people ask me what the consumer target of my collection is, but in fact I have no target. Any person who feels self-confident, who knows who she or he is, can wear my clothes,” Miao explained to Xinhua.
Photos: Next Agency and Miao Ran Studio.