Xia Ming is a Chinese Singaporean fashion creative and a graduate from the BA Fashion Design and Textiles program at Lasalle College of the Arts. As a fashion designer, Ming is most inspired by her interest in both contemporary and historical cultures. Her creative approach and aesthetics are often informed by her explorations in self-identity, gender and one’s relationships with dressing the body in society.
Xia Ming aims to encourage a more substantial and environmentally positive approach to garment making while exploring femininity and masculinity styles and silhouettes in a genderless way.
Photographic memories is a collection inspired by personal family photos and intimate childhood memories of the designer’s northern chinese upbringing. The collection utilises upcycling of vintage garments and leftover textiles as a medium to convey it’s inspirations.
The collection explores contemporary chinese culture and the designer’s roots as a chinese. Through looking at what are left of her own family photographs after her family's habits of discarding photos they no longer want memories of, as well as reliving moments of her childhood via the family photos of others from the archives of photographer Thomas Sauvin titled Beijing Silvermine.