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LOOK LOOP: Transitional Knitting - Research Work by Yishu Yan

Message by Curator 策展人感言

The Fashion Gallery is very pleased to host ‘LOOK LOOP: Transitional Knitting’, an online exhibition of a collection of textile and fashion designs by Yishu Yan.

Yishu’s study focuses on developing a new design approach for three-dimensional and stretchable textiles using knitting technology. This young designer experiments and uses a digital approach in more than 40 works that simultaneously highlight textile transition and fashion art forms.

Knitwear is being elevated to a new level at which a passion for both art and fashion is exhibited. As such, knitwear affirms our shared conviction and vision that knitted textiles can be successfully and seamlessly merged, and that a creative spirit combined with intellectual vigour and fearlessness are essential for the development and advancement of both designs and commercial products.

May this exhibition enjoy great success. I am confident that Yishu will soar to even greater heights in her future endeavours.

Qingxin Peng

Curator, the LOOK LOOP: Transitional Knitting exhibition


The Fashion Gallery, Institute of Textiles & Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Kinor Jiang, Jin-yun Zhou


Qingxin Peng


Yuki Cheng


Yishu Yan is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research project entitled ‘Transitional Fashion via Digital Knitting’ focuses on developing innovative fashion with stretch-ability and three-dimensional texture through digital knitting. Yishu’s fashion and textile work has been presented in 14 exhibitions/fashion shows and received 6 awards. Her latest fashion design ‘Mermaid Recall’ has been collected by the China National Silk Museum.


Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2019)

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing (2019)

China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou (2019)

Art Museum of Bangladesh University, Dhaka (2018)

Zhejiang Art Museum, Zhejiang (2018)

Beijing World Art Museum, Beijing (2018)

Main Gallery, Tohoku University of Art & Design, Yamagata (2018)

Jill Stuart Gallery, Cornell University, New York (2018)

Beijing Exhibition Centre, Beijing (2018)

Centro de las Artes de San Agustín, Oaxaca (2017)

Tsinghua University, Beijing (2015)

White Horse Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hangzhou (2015)

Nanjing International Exhibition Centre, Nanjing (2014)

The Fashion Gallery, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (2011)


Finalist, Arts of Fashion Foundation Competition, San Francisco (2019)

Runner-up, International Youth Designer Competition, Beijing (2019)

Best Design Application Award, International Creative Pattern Design Competition, Hangzhou (2018)

Award of Excellence, China Textile Art Exhibition, Beijing (2018)

Bronze Award, Hongyifang Chinese Clothing Design Competition (2018)

Bronze Award, Zijin Award Jiangsu Cultural and Creative Design Competition, Nanjing (2014)

Gold Medal, China International Home Textile Creative Design Competition (2012)

Museum Collection:

China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou (2019)

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