Jiapei Lin (Margin) is a London-based multimedia textile artist/ fashion designer who graduated in fashion design from Shih Chien University, currently studying Soft System Textiles at the Royal College of Art. Her practice spans womenswear, sustainable fabrics and bio-materials design.
Jiapei's practice focuses on observing the connections between people's senses, emotions and nature. Her work aims to poeticise textiles, mobilise the senses through mixed media, innovative fabrics and 3D printing, and express the infinity of art through the finite nature of the body. Meanwhile, she combines textiles design with sustainable practices by integrating new technologies, chemical and biological sciences, proposing and prototyping new architectures for responsive and adaptive textiles, hoping to push the boundaries inherent in the textile industry and rediscover new directions in textile art.
She hopes that her work will enable people to challenge current patterns of production and use, balance the functional and artistic values of textiles design and maintain a permanent exchange.