Lixian (Lisa) Teng
When one think of structure, shelter, protection and stability come to mind. When one emphasises the word 'bio', we think of science. When one thinks of being a ‘superhero’, they imagine a confident ‘being’. However, like everyone else, they don't choose their powers. They have weaker parts of the body they would like to enhance. Therefore they feel the need to build an emotional structure of confidence.
The biomechanics of the foot plays a role in how the footwear materialises. Strong geometrical forms transform the silhouette and the way the wearer walks. There is the belief that the wearer's confidence will be enhanced, and perhaps they will transform into a ‘super-being’.
School of Design
MA Fashion Womenswear, 2015
I’m always looking for new innovation on the go. I am willing to learn more along the way...
The study of line, shapes, proportion and the attitudes of society instigate the ideas. The ability to combine almost everything into an item is what I believe is an interesting notion in any realm of fashion. There is the tenacity to acquire new techniques, attitudes and answers when I start a project. It would be apt to portray myself as someone who likes to experiment with new methods of constructing and designing footwear. Perhaps, if there’s time, to curate, think of technologies such as 3D printing and a little bit of bio-mechanical elements, somewhat thinking like a ‘designer scientist’. Designing is a process, like a journey. Inspiration for a design cannot come without influence.
- BA Fashion Design and Technology: Footwear, London College of Fashion, 2011; FdA Cordwainers Footwear Design, London College of Fashion, 2010; MA Fashion Design, Domus Academy, Milan, Italy, 2007; BA (Hons) Fashion Design, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, 2006; Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design, Raffles Design Institute, Singapore, 2006
- Biomechanical research assistant, DNA (Design New Age), London, 2013; Internship, The Podiatry Centre, Singapore, 2013; Sample development assistant, Una Burke, London, 2010
- Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, January 2014; London College of Fashion Graduate Press Exhibition, London, 2012; 'Resuscitation’, Woods and Woods, Singapore, 2009
- Cordwainers’ Travel Scholarship (London College of Fashion)
- (Illustrator), Martin Dawber, Big Book of Fashion Illustration, 2007, pp25–7