Hao Min is a Fashion Design student at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA). The designer’s graduate collection delves deep into her heritage. Hao Min was born in China and completed her undergraduate studies there, before coming to Milan to undertake a Masters at NABA. The designer took the traditional design and history of the famed Chinese porcelain as a starting point for the collection. Having closely studied the ornamental patterns of porcelain vases, Hao Min translated them into a series of dresses that marry tradition with contemporary lines and silhouettes.
The collection, titled “The Hands of Origin,” embraces the crisp combination of white and blue seen on its vessels of inspiration. A bright electric blue is draped in soft fabric folds to hug the figure in petals of material. A darker navy is used in new iterations of traditional patterns that sit in contrast with the sharp form of a short dress. Has Min has experimented widely with her re-interpretation of the porcelain pieces. In some clothing items the print is lifted from a vase, in others its shape dictates the voluminous form taken by a dress. The result is at once explorative and ready-to-wear for a special occasion. Read an interview with Hao Min here.