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Xiang Zhang Fall 2012

Xiang Zhang Fall 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week.Originally from Shanghai, China, Xiang Zhang has a very interesting philosophy in fashion‒ the highest form of beauty can be explained by mathematics. In his collection, Xiang took his inspiration from Plato’s theory of golden ratios, to determine the proportions, number of stitches, and pattern orientation in all of his designs. His flirtation with taupe silk and mohair wool dress immediately caught my attention.
—Vela-Susan Park
See images from the collection in the slideshow below.


Photos provided by Randy Brooke/ Wire Image

Academy of Art University Fall 2012 Runway


Academy of Art University’s Fall 2012 collections at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion week.
Academy of Art University Spring 2012 was a magnificent launch for many designers’ careers. Featuring nine fashion designers hailing from different backgrounds in women’s wear, men’s wear, children’s wear, in addition to technical design, textile design, knitwear design, and accessory design, each designer brought a refreshing take on fashion and new trends for 2012. This year, there were eight women’s collection and one men’s collection that was streamed live at: http://www.academyart.edu/fashionshow/


Designers freatured were Wu Di, Amy Bond, Xiang Zhang, Deanna Pei-Ju Lo, Donghyun Dan Kim, Farida Khan, Kate Y.K. Lee, Jeanette Au , and Jade Juanyu Liu


— Vela-Susan Park
See images from the collection in the slideshow below. Photos provided by runwayy.com

Xiang Zhang Fall 2012 Preview

Xiang Zhang is from Shanghai, China, where he received a B.F.A. in Fashion Design from the Shanghai University of Engineering Science. He worked as an assistant knitwear designer at Nova Apparel Taiwan and as a senior knitwear designer at Shaghai Datura Fashion Co. before earning his M.F.A. in Knitwear Design from the Academy of Art University.

Previously, he collaborated on a collection with fellow alumnus Louie Llewellyn, which debuted during the Academy of Art University Spring 2011 Fashion Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. For his current collection, Xiang was inspired by Plato’s philosophy that the highest form of beauty can be explained by principles of mathematics. He used Plato’s theory of the golden rectangle, in which the ratio of the long edge to the short edge equals the golden ratio, to determine the proportions of designs, as well as the number of stitches and their orientation within the pattern. Xiang uses cashmere, mohair, and silk in his new collection.


Academy of Art University Fall 2012 Preview

looks from the collections of Donghyuk Dan Kim, Xiang Zhang, Amy Bond, Jeanette Au, and Wu Di. (from left ) All of whom will be showing their collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Photographs by Bob Toy.

Left: South Korean designer Kate Y.K lee will debut her Fall 2012 collection which was inspired by the sculptural elements of architecture and emphasizes rounded silhouettes, which are offset by defined lines andsharp, angled seams. She constructed the garments using leather, wool knits, lightweight wool, and silk charmeuse.

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