Thesis CollectionBeyond Boundary Beyond Uniform Winter 2024
In my latest collection, 'Beyond Boundary Beyond Uniform,' I explored the intriguing juxtaposition of Eastern tradition and Western dynamism. This collection weaves together the disciplined, uniformed ethos of Chinese school life with the spirited, individualistic essence of American football. Drawing inspiration from my own experiences at summer camp in the U.S., I delve into the visual and symbolic contrasts between the regimented daily routines of Chinese students and the expressive freedom of American youth sports. Through this collection, I aim to challenge the norms of uniformity, transforming simple school and sports uniforms into complex knitwear that reflects the nuanced identities of those who wear them. This line not only pushes the boundaries of traditional fashion but also serves as a narrative of cultural synthesis and personal expression.

LookbookBeyond Boundary Beyond UniformWinter 2024

Portfolio Beyond Boundary Beyond UniformWinter 2024


Kay is a Chinese fashion designer who studied at Parsons School of Design and Central Saint Martins, specializing in womenswear and knitwear. Her designs seamlessly integrate knitting techniques, silhouettes, and narratives. Skilled in using domestic and industrial knitting machines, Kay is also proficient in programming Stoll computerized knitting machines, which allows her to bring a wide array of ideas and creative concepts to life. She develops knit samples that perfectly align with the stories and silhouettes she envisions. 

In her thesis collection, Kay explores a compelling fusion of Chinese educational culture and American sports aesthetics. By integrating elements of Chinese school uniforms with the dynamic spirit of American football, she has created a collection of knitwear that excels in both functionality and visual appeal. This collection harmoniously combines varied cultural silhouettes, resulting in garments that are both innovative and culturally rich.

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