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Soft Sculpture

Revisiting the work of textile artist Yu-Mei Huang.

31st March 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  London


Yu-Mei Huang is a Taiwanese-born, London-based textile artist, specialising in the creation of knitted structures. Her East Asian heritage and multi-cultural background is reflected within her research practices and made outcomes. Yu-Mei describes the movement created within her knitted textiles is a metaphor for the movement and transitions within her own life.

Experimentation and innovation with knitted forms are central to Yu-Mei’s artist identity, whether applying these skills to applications on the human form or making objects through structural explorations.

Back in August 2019, KIC sat down with Yu-Mei after the debut of her MA Graduate Collection to hear about her vibrant, sculptural collection of knitwear for the body. At that time, Yu-Mei was about to embark on her London Fashion Week debut as one of the selected participants for Fashion Scout. Showcasing her collection at London Fashion Week is something Yu-Mei describes as a truly rewarding experience, resulting in the making of many contacts and the generation of some exciting commissions and collaborations. However, this fashion context also raised the question to Yu-Mei about what path she wanted to explore within the ‘world’ of knitting and textiles.

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