The series originated from my cousin who grew up living with our grandparents in the countryside and lives there to this day. People talked about her misfortune in childhood. Society’s concern for left-behind children is compassionate. Being absent from my parents since childhood, I hold on to the happy memories even more tightly.
After collecting a large number of childhood foods, toys and clothing, I choose glass beads, traditional Chinese patchwork cloth and embroideries. I learned about traditional stitching and embroidery techniques and applied them to my drawings, patterns and shapes.
My attention was caught by the phenomenon of "clothing inheritance" which was driven by difficulties in purchasing new clothes in poverty-stricken areas. This kind of passing down of old garments from generation to generation played a great role in the design of my final garment. Combining with the traditional cut of the T-shaped jacket and the shape of trousers, the final design draft was obtained.
Cotton stuffed cloth quilting also inspired me and I studied the craftsmanship that was traditionally used. I bought high quality cotton from Xinjiang to make sample and final garment.