Sneak Peek: Qian Xie of Academy of Art University

Qian Xie is originally from the Chongqing Province of China, where she attended the Southwest University of Political Science and Law, earning her undergraduate degree in Legal Studies.

Qian Xie
Qian Xie

After working as an assistant to a fashion editor at New Woman Press in China, Xie decided to pursue a career in fashion and enrolled in the Academy of Art University School of Fashion’s graduate Fashion Design program.

During her time as a student, she earned design awards including the Vitamin Water Dress Competition in 2011 and took first place in the Evening Wear category at St. Vincent de Paul San Francisco’s annual Discarded to Divine fundraiser.

For her Fall 2013 collection, Xie was inspired by the ways in which natural light creates shadows in interior spaces at different times of day. Her designs focus on geometric silhouettes and play with notions of negative space, and were constructed in a variety of wools, cashmere knits, and fur.

Qian Xie Graduation Collection
Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:00 PM

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