Hat Designer/ Researcher/ Consultant/Knitwear Designer
Xin Zhang, UK- based designer and researcher in fashion design. She has 8 years study experience in fashion design. She created a personal brand: Xin Zhang Design for head-pieces and creative hats since 2015. She prefers handmade crafts with uniqueness, most of her designs are created from raw materials and are made by herself. Her hat styles combine knitting with other new materials together. in order make totally different hats. Her hat designs can be made to order.
Exhibition: Xin's hat design was selected by 21st Century Hat Exhibition in London on March 2015 during London Hat Week. She will continue create hats and headpieces for every season. Xin's hat attended "Milliner X Artisan" 2016London Hat Week Official Exhibition in October 2016.
PhD Researcher/knitwear consultant
Xin is doing her PhD in fashion design. She focuses on knitwear design creativity for knitwear brands, and also she is researching comparisons and contrasts between Chinese and British fashion and textile education teaching methods and educational systems. In her research, Xin is collaborating with knitwear brands for creative design improvements and brand redesign and repositioning.
Xin was with cashmere knitwear brand King Deer Group Company for design research, and have corporation project for creative knitwear design and design culture.
Xin's knitwear collection was invited attend in the fashion show with Tsinghua University for Chajing Symposium Academy of Art and design Tsinghua University Tea Ceremony Works Exhibition in Shenzhen China December 2016.
Designer / Design Director
Xin was working over ten years in Chinese fashion industry as a designer and design director. She has both design practice skill and design management skill. In her design management experience, she has abundant experiences in making plans, choosing fabrics and yarns, organising fashion shows and purchasing meetings, training staff and other related aspects.