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Rui XU is a London-based award-winning fashion designer, contemporary artist, and painter, whose works bridge fashion, textiles, painting, music, and performance. Collectors of whose work include Clarence House, the V&A Museum, the China Silk Museum and the late Dame Zaha Hadid. 

KEY EXHIBITIONS                                                                                                                            

THE SKY IN THEIR EYES | V&A Museum | London, UK | 2017         

·       Experimental Performance: A Journey of Hope and Tragedy through Fashion and Dance Theatre, 

·       Collaborated with the musician, choreographer and dancers, all coming from different cultural backgrounds

·       Paper garments conveyed the Chu aesthetics of ‘huge defines beauty', body movements simulating the wind, clouds and birds expressed the Tao, the music indicated the destruction of the balance of nature. Masks were made with 3D printing from nylon and resin.


Animal Ball: Antelope Family & David’s Deer | V&A museum, Victoria House, Clarence House

London, UK | 2016     

·       Held by The Elephant Family, supported by The Prince of Wales

·       Donated 40 masks to the event

·       Along with the luxury Couture House, raised 1.7 million pounds to save the endangered animals


Zaha Hadid Gallery                                                                                                                                             London, UK 

‘Beauty on Fire’                                                                                                                                                     2016        

·       A memory for the late Zaha Hadid, a mentor and client

·       Matching the display of Zaha Hadid’s furniture design works

·       Included the bespoke fashion for Zaha: Black Tears & Twice Triumphs 


Saatchi Gallery                                                                                                                                                     London, UK 

‘Chant of Breath’                                                                                                                                               2015         

·       An experimental performance through Fashion & Dance Theatre

·       Collaborated with musician, dancers, make-up and hair artists 

·       Conveying Classical Chinese Aesthetics in multi-culture background


Royal College of Art                                                                                                                                            London, UK 

‘From Xuan To Blindness’                                                                                                                              2015         

·       Solo Exhibition, Performance with Fashion & Contemporary Art

·       Sought the Convergence of Chinese and Western Aesthetics

·       Conveying Classical Chinese Aesthetics in multi-cultural background


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