Xiaoyu is a cross-disciplinary designer and artist from China who specialises in soft materials. Her work encompasses interactive installation art, fashion, and textiles. By combining electronic technology, sensing techniques, laser cutting, and traditional knitting, she explores the subtle resonance between humans, nature, and technology.
Her team and she are continuing their collaboration with the Imperial College London's PhD Laboratory on the project Intelligent Health Monitoring Clothing System for the Elderly.
In 2023, she showcased her works during London Fashion Week and was awarded First Prize Postgraduate Student Bursary by the UK Textile Society.
In 2022, She brought the sponsorship of yarn company Shi-Kwan to RCA, and her works were exhibited at Clerkenwell Design Week