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Rui Xu, is a Chinese fashion designer and contemporary artist whose works bridge fashion, painting, music and performance. She was the director of Fashion Department at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), she furthered her research at the Royal College of Art in London. Her solo exhibition BEAUTY ON FIRE – FOR ZAHA at the Zaha Hadid Gallery (in memory of her friend and muse – the late, great Dame Zaha Hadid), FROM XUAN TO BLINDNESS at the Royal College of Art and fashion experiment performance CHANT OF BREATH at the Saatchi Gallery all received warm response in the UK. Xu’s professional experiences include: the Chief Costume Designer for 60th Miss World Final in 2010; the Chief Costume Designer for China Pavilion in Shanghai Expo in 2010; the Culture Director of ‘Rhyme of Chu Culture’ in Beijing in 2008; the Costume Designer for the Dance Theatre – The Tea Spell from 2012 to 2017; Bespoke Mask Designer for The Elephant Family Animal Ball 2016. Rui Xu’s designs are widely collected by leading institutions and individuals, including the China Silk Museum, the V&A Museum, the Clarence House, and Dame Zaha Hadid, etc.

 

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