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Show RCA 2019

Shifang Ma

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Major project:

Der Rabe is the German version of The Raven, a kind of bird that is obscure, mysterious, solemn and symbolic. In various cultures ravens are described as messengers bridging the gap between humans and god. Likewise, garments link the body and spirit, demonstrating solid identities. 

High-density Japanese nylon, specially finished cotton, glittering technical fabrics, etc. are applied on simple but smart structures. Thus, practical while slightly weird looks are generated, inspiring the wearers to reflect on their body as well as their mind.


  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fashion Design and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, 2013
  • Experiences

  • Studio manager/assistant designer, Xander Zhou, Beijing, 2014–2016; Freelance contributor, Nowness China, T Magazine China, etc., London, 2017–2019; Cooperation with VIDAL SASSOON, THINKPAD, LENOVO, LEXUS, STAR WARS, TUMI, NEW BALANCE, MADAME FIGARO, MINI CLUBMAN, FAW-VOLKSWAGEN, MO&CO, HLA, CHANEL, CHRIS LEE, KRIS WU, XIAOMI, GQ, LIANGCANG, ERDOS, CROQUIS, etc.
  • Funding

  • 叶琳 Elaine Scholarship
  • Collaborators

  • Hair Stylist: Katsuya Kachi, Makeup Artist: Bobana Parojcic, Model: George Webb, Retouch: Rui Gan /; Stylist: Tiantian Zhang, Methmn, Hair Stylist: Hirokazu Endo, Makeup Artist: Muqing Wu, Model: Rafe Baker Wilbraham, Nikhil Rai, Assistant: Yuan Chen
Royal College of Art