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Renli Su


Renli Su is an independent Peckham based fashion designer working with organic fabrications and hand made techniques. Described by Vogue as a young designer to watch, the Renli Su collection has an ethereal, romantic quality that doesn’t involve frills and ruffles. The vintage look collection focuses on shift dresses, oversized skirts and tight little, proper jackets. Fabric texture plays an important role, with stark interplays of sheer and stiff, soft and thick, course and fine.


Hand woven ramie from a long closed Chinese mill, ‘Summer Fabric’, a traditional form of Chinese linen, organic cotton and Irish linen form the basis of the collection, which is highlighted by bold stripes and block printing. All fabrics in the collection are hand woven, hand dyed or hand block printed by skillful craftsmen, all organic. Prints and stripes are bold and saturated with chequered patterns, reminiscent of bold furnishing fabrics.


Great care is taken to work with only the highest quality fabrics that carry stories from the different corners of the world. Renli Su works with traditional skilled craftspeople, with each collection taking a full thee months for sourcing through development. Determined not to compromise, Renli Su choose to work with those she admires, making the collection a true a labor of love, and slow design at its best, honoring the materials and traditions of those who’s fabrics she is passionate about.


With a Masters from London College of Fashion, and Bachelors from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, Renli Su started her Bachelors in art, changing her major to Fashion Design by her second year. Beginning by creating geometric shapes in simple graphic black and white, helped Renli Su realize her passion for materials and the intricacy of hand made workmanship she now honors through every collection.


Website: www.renlisu.com

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