Moon Qiqi’s Spring series is inspired no less than the universe: astronauts, distant planets and personal visions of heaven. “We have an old Chinese saying, one person’s heaven, another person’s hell, but the poor can be peaceful and the poor can exist peacefully,” Qi said on Zoom.
This is reflected in abstract prints, topless tops made of patchwork planets and rocket ships, and collars that resemble astronaut uniforms Cotton poplin top with collar.
Qi’s own corner of the universe – Guangzhou, China – is a big supplier of denim. After seeing the waste produced by these factories, Qi approached one of them and asked if she could use the discarded textiles for her collection. “They were hesitating and I said ‘I can show you, all your pants can be made into other pants,'” Qi said. As such, most of the collection is made from upcycled jeans.
Known for impeccable tech—she graduated from Central Saint Martins and interned at Chanel—Qi seems to be focusing on being more wearable this season style, her signature flair for edgy and theatrical flair blends into it. There are many varieties, but the chainmail-like material made from twisted laser-cut fabrics is used to create a 3D effect that is particularly eye-catching and unique, while the camouflage mini dresses appear more anonymous. The aforementioned white shirt strikes a perfect balance, combining original ideas with a true wardrobe staple.