Speaking of her love and pursuit for art since youth, Ejing Zhang's face was radiant with happiness. When she was a kid, a fortuneteller said she would make a great achievement in the world of art. This prophecy leads her to the artistic journey. With permanent pursuit and full support by her mother, Ejing finally made her mark in the artistic field.
After graduating from high school, Ejing Zhang went to the UK and stepped on the way of art. She enjoyed making handicrafts, holding a principle of "make something from scratch". She developed her own design style rather than following others’ ideas. Returning to the birthplace and finding the root, her works was endowed a unique nature. She knows her way well—not the competitive fashion industry, not the monotonous digital design, but the handicrafts with an attitude. Sticking to this idea, Ejing set up her own brand.
A landscape, An excerpt from a book. A masterwork done by previous artists. The rainy weather in London, the city she lived in. All these images provided her with endless inspiration.
Her attitude toward design is shown in every hand-embroidered flower. Her effort and diligence is hidden in every drop of sweat. Flying from London to Wuxi, just for learning traditional bamboo-weaving skills from an expert, her pursuit for aesthetics is revealed by her persistence.
The 14th of the Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills Lecture Series. Grateful for having met Ejing Zhang here.
Ejing Zhang, a mixed fabric designer, graduated with a master's degree from Royal College of Art in 2013. Wallpaper magazine named her one of the best graduates of the year. She once worked and studied at the designing department of Ralph Lauren and Alexander McQueen. She had also been invited by the Liberty, a London department store, to be the colour consultant for the 2013 autumn/winter collection.
At the end of 2014, she set up her own studio in London, focusing on jewellery design featuring materials development, and owned her own brand “Ejing Zhang”. Her brand has been frequently reported on well-known magazines such as Vogue and Elle Decoration.
Ejing Zhang was brought up in the Jiangnan region in China. The experience of studying in Europe granted her works with a refreshing oriental art. Her sense in colour allowed her to have a unique creation of her own.
[Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills]
“Meeting Intellectuals in the Spring Hills” is one of the University's lecture series where the University will invite social elites in such fields as culture and arts to share with our students in form of salon or lecture to promote a discussion of thought-provoking issues or soul-searching experiences. During the lectures, everyone will have a chance to listen and respond on their world views, their aspirations, and intellectual taste in life.