Sunday, August 10, 2008

Designer Spotlight: Masha Ma

Inspired by the crazy maids in Guy Bourdin’s fashion photos, Masha has created a feminine collection provoking an aura of tension between the paleness and the power of white. Mainly using cotton and wool, Masha’s collection gives a tender touch to the fall/winter season. The outfits’ slim and restricted tailoring emphasizes femininity and sophistication, while the delicate pleating details on neckline and hemline have added complexity to the purity of white colour and aroused a breeze of coldness. Born and brought up in Beijing, Masha moved to London in 2001 and started to undertake her fashion education in Cnetral Saint Martins College of Art & Design since then. In 2008, she was granted a MA Degree in Fashion Design Women’s Wear. Her graduation collection was shown in London Fshion Week this February and selected by B Store London. She has worked in studios of some renowned fashion designers like Alexander McQueen in London and Veronique Branquinho in Antwerp.