Often described as the embodiment of ‘exuberant style’ designer Shuting Qiu, a leader in the international fashion avant-garde, style is unabashedly feminine. Following in the footsteps of her design idols, the ‘Antwerp Six,’ the Chinese designer pursued a bachelor’s and master’s degree at the acclaimed, and highly competitive, Belgium Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in 2019.
Her international travels and cross-continent residences greatly influenced the designer. Her deft mix of mores is represented in the designer’s selection of fabrics, textures, prints, patterns, and volume. Her printed leggings are coveted internationally and in this collection for fall 2022 prints and patterns repeat in tops and opera gloves.
For fall 2022 swaths of jewel-tone ‘fur’ add volume and verve. A touch of masculine stripe silks and plaids are sprinkled among the lace, floral, plaid, and stripe prints, knits, and glamour enticing decorative embroidery and sequined accenting. The artistry of fashion from this girl that ‘dressed up every day to go to school,” reads as playful and fun yet it is very academic in its completeness and sophistication of composition. Each look is a contemplative whole, complete with depth, tension, beauty, balance, and a distinct rhythm. Shuting Qiu.