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Ximon Lee

“In Russia, I was captivated by the unintentional styles of street children near suburban Moscow. Their dress became a main focus for the collection explored through oversized, layered proportions and unconventional silhouettes often derived from deconstructed, found garments.”

Ximon Lee was born in a border town between Siberia and Manchuria and raised in Hong Kong. His thesis collection, Children of Leningradsky, is based upon a winter journey to Russia earlier this year.

"In Russia, I was captivated by the unintentional styles of street children near suburban Moscow. Their dress became a main focus for the collection explored through oversized, layered proportions and unconventional silhouettes often derived from deconstructed, found garments. Material juxtapositions and contrasts between synthetic and organic textures from these found clothes are pieces of art and love. Fabric manipulations such as bonding and fusing found materials including trash bags and cardboard create innovative textural interest."

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