DIDU – The Modern Designer About Feminine Power
DIDU is a Chinese fashion designer currently based in Antwerp, Belgium. She is a recent Master Graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp Fashion Department). Di has been delivering a mix of feminine/ sexual attraction alongside elegance and has been focusing on feminine power through her collections. Her work doesn’t only bring a hyper feminine, subversive, and futuristic point of view on women, but it also portrays the position they occupy in the contemporary society. She draws her inspiration from her Chinese cultural heritages, contemporary female artists, and underground culture. DIDU was established in 2018, after her Bachelor Degree.
DIDU channels narratives of sexuality, political statements, and equality in her collections. Hyperfeminity, subversion, and a futuristic approach are values that inform her clothes and collections. In addition, DIDU accessories combine unique and eye-catching pieces. The range spans from jewellery, to bags, shoes and hats. Futuristic 3D printed accessories or heels, and iconic styles are designed in collaboration with professional graphic designers.
DIDU has recently been awarded as one of the winners of VFILES RUNWAY 11 in New York, after graduating from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp Fashion Department) in 2019. As a young in-school designer, she already dressed a couple of celebrities like Ariana Grande, Rosalía, Rico Nasty and Sita Abellán. DI DU established her own brand DIDU later on that year.