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Inspired by modern dancer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Renli has captured the perfect interaction between garment and body, which makes the emotion of dance stronger and more powerful. Good garments are not only the shield of the human body, but also a form of expression.

Renli continues her interest in historic costume, while creating an elegant, intelligent and modern woman image inspired by modern dance.

Photographer: Marc Hibbert
Make up and hair: Yumi
Model: Suzi Leenaars

In her A/W series, the hand embroidery incorporates crewelwork techniques.  As one of the earliest forms of surface stitching, crewelwork has a long history and was very popular in the Elizabethan and Stuart periods, when the style was inspired by exotic flora and fauna found on imported Indian chintzes. Multiple stitches have been adopted, including feather stitch, buttonhole stitch and raised chain stitch, in order to echo the theme of mobility and movement. But all are kept in a clean and simple style. It is a contemporary application of the traditional crewelwork techniques.