XUE GAO - Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology - China

Dongba - The ancient Naxi culture, with its shamanistic belief and hieroglyphic writing system, has been located in the Lijiang County - China. People believed that all things have spirit. There were all kinds of sacrificial rites and divination. Every year, they were offerings to the Nature Spirit. Xue Gao has been truly inspired by Dongba culture and she tried to "sacrifice" by Design.

Xue

Gao

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

China

CREDIT | Designer: Xue Gao | Photo: Nicolas Ardelean | Models: Frederique Lippens & Erin Guy | Makeup & Hairstyle: San Francisco Institute of Esthetics & Cosmetology

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