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Zhangruiyi Liu

MA work

Looking glass self

Looking glass self, which means everyone is the mirror of others, and others also are your mirrors. People can get different feedback from different people and environments, and we develop our self through the judgments of others. In modern society, when people come across these social environments and play different social roles, many people choose different costumes and masks to disguise themselves and make themselves look better and more professional. When I look at mirror, I saw different “me”s, I ask myself, who is the real me? 

This is a kind of multiple personality. Multiple personality disorder is a condition where a person’s identity is fragmented into two or more distinct personality states. When I look at a broken mirror, I found that the mirror just re-identified myself. Everything is overlapping and disordered, confusing together. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Fashion Womenswear, 2018

  • I often have illusions when I feel tired or emotionally unstable, such as a strong sensation that an event I am currently experiencing had already occurred in the past. Sometimes I lay on my bed and I would see another me doing other things in this space. It prompted me to explore the boundaries of my reality and fantasy.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fashion, University of Donghua , 2012; BA Fashion Womenswear, Bunka Fashion College, 2013; Graduate Diploma, Central Saint Martins, 2015
  • Experience

  • Fashion Designer Assistant, UMA WANG, 2016-2017
  • Awards

  • China International Womenswear Designer Prize/Silver Award