Lan Luo, a Chinese fashion designer, brings a unique interdisciplinary approach to her work, integrating elements of 2D visual representation into 3D objects. Having graduated with a degree in Photography from Shanghai Normal University, her design approach transcends traditional boundaries, showcasing a strong correlation with contemporary art practices. Her creations, which embody movement and trajectory, strive to surpass conventional fashion norms. Her goal is to create wearable art that charms not only through its aesthetic appeal but also its profound conceptual depth. In her pursuit to bridge the gap between fashion design and contemporary art, Lan offers creations that demand appreciation for their conceptual insight as much as their visual allure.
Lan Luo is deeply invested in exploring the potential of 3D printing technology in the realm of fashion design. Her design philosophy prioritises the relationship between objects and their wearability. In her early work, she focused on the interaction between the wearer and interoperable objects. However, her current approach aims to create dynamic visual effects through the use of static structural installations.
Throughout her studies at the Royal College of Art, she has been experimental, ambitiously combining 3D printing with various materials such as origami, leather, and knitwear. Lan's innovative approach continues to redefine the boundaries of fashion design, incorporating technology and traditional materials in a harmonious blend that results in visually striking, wearable art.
With special thanks to Yujia Liang and Yang Gan for their kind support on my fabrics knitting and also Zenglin for his company and encouragement which made me firmly finished this project.