PlaySpace, led by London-based designer Miao Ho, pushes the significance of the sartorial, the structural appearance of virtual space, and the connectedness between each element of a garment. Inspiration particular to Ho’s London College of Fashion MA 2015 presentation comes directly from a question,
one that asks how virtual space can be divided by constructed space using light. Ho used inquisitiveness as fuel to create formal garments that represent tangible space organization via light with various hues layered upon one another in the simplest, yet cleanest garments managed. As the name suggests, PlaySpace manipulates the perception of space, of how designs manage the space they take up, as well as the expanse surrounding them, and of how illumination can alter this percipience.
THEO VII STUDIO a fashion label established by two designers, Miao Ho and Yu Ding. Initially, the name of the label was called THEORY VII, and it has been changed for the company and trade mark registration.
Through our design we attempt to break the barrier between genders and create a concept of
harmony by combining both womenswear and menswear elements. To this end, we pursue the application of a rational aesthetic which, when implemented, acts as a fusion of particular garment patterns, techniques, fun and the spirit of exploration.
THE SS18 COLLECTION DEVELOPS THE ETHNIC ELEMENTS FROM THE PAST SEASON AND DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM THE MASAI CULTURE.MASAI IN MA IS THE LANGUAGE SPOKEN BY THE PLAIN NICOTINE MASAI NATION, THE MA SPEAKERS. MASAI OR MA MEANS‘TO PLEAD WITH’ THE OUTSIDE WORLD TO UNDERSTAND THAT NOT ONLY ONE WAY LEADS TO TR
UE HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM. MASAI PEOPLE HOLD AN ANIMISTIC PERSPECTIVE AND CHOOSE TO LIVE A PRIMITIVE LIFESTYLE IN THIS INDUSTRIALIZED MODERN SOCIETY. THEIR CLOTHES AND CULTURE REFLECT THE ASPIRATION OF SYMBIOSIS BETWEEN HUMANS AND NATURE.
AUTUMN / WINTER 2017 COLLECTION BY THEO VII STUDIO WAS INSPIRED BY OUR RESEARCH ABOUT ‘SHAMANS’. IN SHORT, SHAMAN IS A PERSON REGARDED AS A HEALER. THEY HAVE ACCESS TO, AND INFLUENCE IN THE WORLD OF GOOD OR EVIL SPIRITS. THEY PRACTICE DIVINATION AND HEALING TO HELP PEOPLE AROUND THEM. OUR CURIOSITY W
AS AT PEAK FROM THE VERY FIRST GLANCE, THERE WERE MANY THINGS THAT INTRIGUED US. THEIR SUPERNATURAL WORLD, THEIR CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES AND HEAD-WEAR, THEIR RITUAL AND RICH CULTURAL HISTORIES ARE ONE OF A KIND. WE WANT TO EXPLORE THEIR STORIES AND CREATE A SERIES OF GARMENTS FROM THIS.THERE WERE SO MANY INTERESTING ELEMENTS FROM THEIR ROBES. THIS IS BECAUSE, EVERY RITUAL THEY PERFORMED AND EACH PLACES THEY TRAVEL, THEY LEAVE MARKS ON THEIR ROBES TO CELEBRATE THEIR WEALTH IN KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE. EACH SHAMAN'S ROBE TELL A DIFFERENT STORY DEPENDING ON THEIR BACKGROUND. THEY WORSHIP AND ADORE ALL LIVING THINGS AND ANIMALS. THEY ARE ADORED WITH FABRICS AND ANIMAL SKIN, FUR, SKULLS, HORNS, AND FEATHERS. THEY BELIEVE THESE ELEMENTS GIVES THEM POWER AND HELP THEM ENTER THE REALM OF ANOTHER WORLD. IN THIS COLLECTION, OUR EXPLORATION PATH IS TO STUDY THE ELEMENTS THAT WAS ON SHAMAN’S CLOTHES, MANY VERSION OF FRINGE COULD BE SEEN ON SHAMAN’S ROBE. THEY ARE LONG AND COLORFUL. EACH STRIP REPRESENTS THE PLACES THEY HAVE TRAVELED TO IN THE WORLD. WE WOULD LIKE TO RECONSTRUCT THE IDEA OF
A FRINGE IN MANY WAYS. SECONDLY, THEY HAVE MIRRORS AND MANY DELICATE SILVER ACCESSORIES ON THEIR ROBE AS WELL. WE WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS THIS DETAIL BY USING REFLECTIVE SEQUINS AND BEADING TECHNIQUE TO CREATE A RICH AND 3D EFFECT ON OUR GARMENTS. THIS IS TO PORTRAY THE RICHNESS AND EMBELLISHED LOOK ON THE SHAMAN’S ROBE. WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO PLAY WITH PATCHWORK THIS SEASON AS IT COULD BE SEEN AS A TECHNIQUE USED BY THE SHAMAN TO CREATE THEIR ROBE FROM ANIMAL SKIN. THIS IS BECAUSE THEIR ROBE IS SO PRECIOUS THAT MENDING AND ADDING BECOMES PART OF THE CULTURE. THE COLOR RANGE WE ARE USING THIS SEASON ARE RICH AND COLORFUL AT THE SAME TIME. IT WILL BE WARM AND POWERFUL COLORS FOR AUTUMN AND HEAVIER, DARKER AND COOLER COLORS WILL FOLLOW THROUGH WINTER. THERE WILL ALSO BE HIGHLIGHTS OR BRIGHT COLORS TO GIVE IT A PUNCH TO COMPLETE THE WHOLE LOOK.
(FULL TIME)(EFININ,YIZHI) I could be responsible for inspiration of 16aw,16ss inspiration, garments design, accessories design.Design research for 16A/W,16 S/S look book styling-plan and time management of 16 A/W show -using spreadsheets to calculate budgets.(full-time)
15/16AW “PLAY SPACE”was selected to take part in Mercedes-Benz Prague Fashion Week.
Miao Ho is next in the Graduate Spotlight series. Miao’s final collection will feature alongside 11 other students at the MA Womenswear Catwalk show. The show will be live streamed from the LCF Channel at 7.30PM GMT on 19th February 2015.
MA Graduation Design Work was selected to the LCF press show on 19th Feb 2015 in London 15/16 AW Fashion Week
As a member of the design team are responsible for inspiration of 13 A/W,13 S/S, garments design, accessories design.Design research for 13 A/W,13 S/S look book styling-plan and time management of 13 A/W show -using spreadsheets to calculate budgets.(full-time)
Assistant Designer(worked with the Design director assisting with design tasks including:Collection- a part of garments design (11 S/S,12 A/W),Tailoring - Sourcing fabric,trims and fixing-Cutting for final samples including screen printing- Knitwear Design-Assisting on fittings with Design director(
BA ART DESIGN (CLOTHING)(full-time)
(part-time)National Grand Theater- Costume design of stage designer
Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)
Potentially open to relocate