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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Yang Niu

Show RCA work

Major project:


  • School

    School of Design


    MA Fashion Womenswear


    Fashion: Accessories

  • Contact

  • I position myself as a fashion coconut designer. 

    In my first year, I worked with a Chinese factory to make a biodegradable material named coconut skin. I believe that sustainability should not be a heavy topic in the fashion industry, so I insist on making the coconut skin an interesting fashion product.

    My way of exploring and developing coconut skin is not limited to the material itself, but to incorporating it into the theme I am interested in, so that I can continue to gain freshness and inspiration from different places to develop it. In addition to developing materials, I am also interested in old objects, stories, technology, and the contradictions between different things.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Bag Design, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Communicated with Bunka Gakuen University, 2016; Intern at Maison Margiela 6, 2018
  • Exhibitions

  • Coconut skin was exhibited at Open Cell, London, 2018
  • Awards

  • The third-class scholarship, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, 2014–2015; The second-class scholarship, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, 2015–2016; Third prize in creativity and most excellent group in the bag design competition, The Way You Are, FION, 2015; Excellent prize, My Craft, National Media and Culture Transmit Committee, 2015; China Fashion Accessories Design Competition, 2017; Senior Leather Product Designer, PRC, 2015
  • Funding

  • Sang Ma Trust Fund Scholarship, HongKong, 2015
Royal College of Art