Mei. Studio is a textile innovation studio combining traditional craftsmanship with innovative techniques to embrace the creative process. Knitting plays an important role in our developing practices. By focusing on textile manipulation, our work is characterized by material experiment and three-dimensional textures which are reinventing from traditional methodology. 

The founder of Mei.Studio - Yu mei Huang is a Taiwanese-born Paris-based knit artist, designer and craft maker. 

Her works are characteristic by playful approaches and focuses on how garment as an object plays an important role in wearer/viewer’s perspective. Describing her work as “Bold and Funky Sculpture ”, she combines unconventional yarns valuing craftsmanship and allowing different materials to construct her practice. She focuses on textile manipulation and her work is characterized by vibrant colours and three dimensional textures which are reinventing from traditional knitting techniques. Her works push the boundaries between body and space, and redefine the relationship between garment and wearer.

 

Graduated from Royal College of Art Womenswear Knitwear Master program and her works have been exhibited worldwide in Taiwan, China, Japan, UK. In 2017 and 2019, her collections are selected as the finalist in Fashion Scout showcasing on London Fashion Week.

Education

Show & Exhibition

2020      Soft thoughts

              182 Art space

              Tainan, Taiwan

2019      Flat 6, Gye house

              URS127 : Stuido 53

              Taipei, Taiwan

2019      2020 SS London Fashion Week                 

              Victoria House

              London, UK

2019      All at Once ( RCA Fashion Degree Show )

             Cork street gallery

             London, UK

2019      RCA Fashion WIP show                  

             Royal College of Art

             London, UK

2018      Mirror Mirror

             Courtyard Gallery

             London, UK

2017      FJU Talents 

             Coddy Gallery

             Taipei, Taiwan

2017      2018 SS London Fashion Week

             Victoria House

             London, UK

 

2014      Ningbo Fashion Fair

            Ningbo, China

2014       ASIF Fashion Show

              Taipei EXPO Park

              Taipei, Taiwan

2014       FJU Fashion show

              Song Shan Culture Park     

              Taipei, Taiwan          

2018      Finalist in Nagoya Fashion Contest

2014      Honorably Mentioned in Knitwear                               Design and Development competition

2014      Second place in the FJU degree show

Award

2020   Mei. Studio / Co-Founder

           Paris, FR                           

 

2018    REJINA PYO / Fashion Design Assistant                                     London, UK

 

2016    Freelance Textile Designer                                                             New York .US

 

2016    Ruentex Industries Ltd. / Textile CAD Designer                         New York & Taipei 

 

2015    Motohiro Tanji / Knitwear Design Internship                             Tokyo, Japan 

Experience

2017   Royal College of Art

          MA Fashion womenswear knitwear

          London, UK

2015   University of Boras

          Textile management (Exchange)

          Boras, Sweden

2010   Fu Jen Catholic University

          BA Knitwear design

          Taipei, Taiwan

Commision

2020     Cream children's wear

             Knitwear and print design

             New York, Taipei

2019      Wheelcake Island

             Peripheral merchandise design

             London, UK

2019      Travel things museum

             Graphic design / Photoshoot

             London, UK

2016       Zachary Prell

              Textile design 

              New York, US

Talks & Workshops

2020.    Making New Voices

            Beijing Institute of  Fashion Technology

            Online

 

2020      Soft thoughts x Yu-mei Huang

             Fu Jen Catholic University

             Taipei, Taiwan

2020      Soft thoughts Artists Talk

             182 art space

             Tainan, Taiwan