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TOKYO, JAPAN

SUN, JUNE 23, 2024

ISSUE #17

ENGLISH   |   JAPANESE

TOKYO, JAPAN

SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2024

BUNKA FASHION GRADUATE
UNIVERSITY

FASHION DESIGN COURSE
FINAL RESERCH & COLLECTION

"Subliminal Moon"

Di Lu

As a creator, I often find myself immersed in the boundary between illusion and reality. This creative endeavor serves as a mirror, reflecting the inner longing for beauty that remains elusive. While these works may sometimes appear clear and distinct, more often, they manifest as ambiguous and nebulous phantoms. In our latest project, "The Silent Paradox," we endeavor to explore the essence of this paradox. Here, I take on the roles of both creator and protagonist, immersed in the illusion I have constructed. I strive to touch those beautiful images, only to discover that they are mere reflections on the surface of the lake—unattainable and unrealized. This process resembles a modern interpretation of the "Monkey Grasping the Moon." However, in our narrative, the role of the monkey is subdued, transforming into a symbol for every artist pursuing the beautiful and yearning for creation. It is a journey about pursuit and discovery, an exploration of the subtle and intricate relationship between reality and illusion. In this creative endeavor, we intentionally blur the boundaries between pursuit and illusion. Through hazy lenses and perspectives infused with dramatic and game-like elements, I have crafted a world that is both illusory and anticipated. Beauty and paradox coexist, much like the moon existing in the monkey's mind, intertwining to form a darkly beautiful dual universe. The pursuit of beautiful things unfolds repeatedly in this unspoken paradox, resembling a series of games in this unwritten paradox of pursuing beauty.

MORE INFORMATION
Photographer
Ko Ushin
Stylist
KURATO
Hair & Make-up Artist
Katherineeeejin
CG Designer
KAWAJIRI MATSUKO
Nicholas Wang
Model
Pak (TOMORROW TOKYO)
Sen Zhao (BRAVO MODELS)

Profile

DiLu

EDUCATION

2024 Bunka Fashion Graduate University
2022 Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Metiers
2022 Esmod Japon
2018 Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

CONTESTS

2021 THE GLOBAL T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION (Product sales at Harajuku store)
2021 21th YKK FASTENING AWARD : selected
2016 TIANMAO 「HEXIN SHOW」 : Gold Award

QUALIFICATIONS

2023 Sogetsu school of flower arrangement : Beginner Level
2016 Professional Qualification in Clothing Design and Customization : Intermediate
2013 National Computer Advanced Technical Test (Clothing Industry) : Passed

INTERNSHIP

2023 VIVIANO

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