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Rongdi Ma
Textiles MA

Royal College of Art

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Textiles - Knit / Textiles for Fashion / Apparel

My location: London, United Kingdom

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Rongdi Ma

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First Name: Rongdi

Last Name: Ma

University / College: Royal College of Art

Course / Program: Textiles MA

Graduates: 2020

Specialisms: Textiles - Knit / Textiles for Fashion / Apparel

My Location: London, United Kingdom

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About:

Rongdi Ma, a knitwear designer who graduated from the Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art with an academic background in fashion and textile design. She has multiple work experiences in fashion brands while possessing various design and marketing experiences in the fashion industry. Her projects draw on a wide range of fields, including philosophy, religion, culture, and information experience. Her experimentation with colors and materials plays an important role in both her thought and design processes. As a knitwear designer, her current work explores the possibility of experimental knitwear, aims to maximize the flexibility of knitting by 'learning through making' approaches through creative projects and technical innovations.

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How can we use a knitted structure to visualise the spaces around our bodies that we create through our movements? The concept of this project is to rethink the human body as a medium that sparks the creation of interactive and wearable textiles inspired by various body movements. By learning the principles of movement regulation and observing dance performances, the volume of the body can be further explored. The inspiration comes from various body movements, and the spaces created by these body movements are visualised through the movement of fabrics. The project is related to body and fashion in context, which aims to be applied to a fashion collection inspired by various dance performances and costumes. The project aims to challenge the design possibilities of knitted textiles and maximise the flexibility of knitting by ‘learning through making’ approaches. Additionally, the project explores how body movements could structure the knitting form, and how the knit structure could influence our body movements.