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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Don’t Sit Down

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Li Xiaofeng

Today, I’m thrilled to bring you the crazy/beautiful wearable porcelain sculpture by Beijing artist Li Xiaofeng. Always interested in fashion but a big fan of China’s antique china, the artist hit upon the idea of combining his two loves into wonderfully-composed pieces. Though he initially used traditional Chinese ceramics recovered from archaeological sites, but when he realized how hard those are to come by, Xiaofeng began making his own porcelain dishes. He then breaks up the finished dishes and stitches them onto a leather undergarment with soldered wire to create his signature sculptural fashion.

It’s a very good thing that Xiaofeng started using his own pottery, since it’s illegal to remove antique pieces from China… Thanks to the exportability of his more recent works, the artist has been asked to create items for brands like Alexander McQueen and Lacoste.

You can see all of Xiaofeng’s glorious creations on the Red Gate Gallery website.

All images property of Li Xiaofeng.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “Don’t Sit Down

  1. You just never know what a creative mind will come up with. Wonder what they weigh?Probably not very comfortable.

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  2. I was lucky enough to see some of his work a couple years ago at the Met Fashion Exhibit, and it was incredible! That blue gown is one of my favorite pieces, and to see it up close was amazing! ❤

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  3. I cannot love this more. So beautiful!!!

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  4. So beautiful! I know this is more for the art but I also wondered how heavy those would be to actually wear.

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  5. I think the green dress would make me look fat. 🙂

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  6. These are incredible sculptures. I love the mash-up of fashion with household items and the way the project deconstructs clothing and echos porcelain figurines.

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  7. I could wear one to Ren Fair! If I work out so I can be strong enough to wear it! And it’s probably slightly out of my budget but it’s nice to dream. 🙂

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  8. Wow, so amazing and original!!!

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