This long-sleeved button-down is made from a basic hand-woven cotton fabric that is woven in the homes of every ethnic minority in Guizhou province. The black circular print is a modern adaptation of a traditional Miao wax-resist pattern. The villagers use of this faster wood-block printing method shows how their production methods are evolving with modern times.
The cinched-waist wide-legged pants are made from twisted silk and cotton fibers hand-woven by the Sui minority tribe. While the silk and cotton were sourced and produced locally in one village, it is unusual to have the two fibers twisted together in one yarn. Being able to control every stop of the fabric-weaving process enabled us to experiment with fiber blends like this and create new modern qualities.
Above look credits: Sunny Lee (photographer), Yi Guo (stylist)