Top Costume Designer's Personal Work Exhibited at 798 Art District

October 27, 2015
By Yao YaoEditor: Arnold Hou
Top Costume Designer's Personal Work Exhibited at 798 Art District
Ma Defan (C) poses for a group photo with her team at the press conference. [Courtesy of the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week's Organizing Committee]

Chinese fashion designer Ma Defan opened an exhibition of her paintings on the first day of China Fashion Week at the 798 Art District in Beijing on October 25.

The exhibition centers around two key works, "Zero" and "One". These paintings blend calligraphy, ink, cloth and clothing together, and evolved from her practices as a couturier. They present her "meditations and thinking about the world in vertical and horizontal ways", according to organizers

Ma was born into a family of artists and learned calligraphy under the guidance of her father early on. The delicate script and cultivation of traditional Chinese culture provided her with continuous nourishment and inspiration for her future creations, she said.

After graduating from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, Ma became a costume designer for movies and TV shows. She designed clothing for the films "White Deer Plain" and "Under the Hawthorn Tree" and the publicity film for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

In 2002, Ma established her design studio. In 2010, she created her own brand, "Fan", with whom she is currently working on projects for the China Film Group.

Her exhibition was designed and curated by the renowned art critic Fei Dawei, and runs till October 29.

Top Costume Designer's Personal Work Exhibited at 798 Art District
Ma Defan's works shown as part of Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week (S/S 2016 Collection) at the 798 Art District in Beijing [Courtesy of the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week's Organizing Committee]
Top Costume Designer's Personal Work Exhibited at 798 Art District
Ma Defan's works shown as part of Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week (S/S 2016 Collection) at the 798 Art District in Beijing [Courtesy of the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week's Organizing Committee]
Top Costume Designer's Personal Work Exhibited at 798 Art District
Ma Defan (R) and Fei Dawei (L) pose for a group photo at the exhibition. [Courtesy of the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week's Organizing Committee]

(Women of China)

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