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Yuan Tian

MA work


The takeApart collection is inspired from the knitted structure and my own personal background. In the three-dimensional world, things are composed of the two-dimensional surface. I am trying to return to the basic compositional form of our world. Using and deconstructing a traditional two-dimensional garment block to wrap the three-dimensional human body and achieve a brand new look. In The ‘takeApart’ collection, knitted structure is a medium to connect and join different materials, from furry mohair to PVC, and panels. Without any sewing, each panel is connected by the connection units developed from the Chinese character of my name, every item made up from modular system panels and all garments are interchangeable. There are endless looks from these eight basic line up looks. They are produced from the same process, but the results are different. This design is really suitable for people to pursue different personality characteristics. And friendly for the environment as well, there are no waste parts, each panel is individual and changeable.  


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Textiles, 2016



  • As an international student, I am one of those frequent travellers. I spend a lot of time travelling from country to country, going home on holiday, staying for a month, and then coming back. There are lots of things layering together and also connecting, influencing each other, western and eastern culture mix in my mind, influence or contrast with each other, and they all effect my thoughts and designs.

    Not only design a garment, but also design a culture. In the digital era, I want to design something that will encourage people back to reality from the online world. Just like the name of the collection, takeApart, it means join in or deconstruct, as in the relationship between people. 

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion Textiles, London College of Fashion, 2014
  • Experience

  • Intern designer, Ioannis Dimitrousis, London, September–November 2012; Editor assistant, LINKCHIC.COM, Beijing, China, July 2011
  • Exhibitions

  • Work–in–Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; Festival Automobile International, Les Invalides, Paris, 2016; 100% Optical, Excel, London, 2016; Work–in–Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2015
  • Awards

  • Shortlist of 100%optical eyewear competition 2016; 4 global finalist of BMW young designer award 2016; Work selected in FAD Competition Finalist, show on 18th February 2014 of London Fashion Week; Selected as participant and finalist for ID Diversity Now project 2014