- Region Europe
- Country Italy
- Participation 2017/2018
Miao Ran was born in China and moved to Milan in 2008 to study Fashion Design at the Polytechnic and Istituto Carlo Secoli, where he specialised in pattern making, advanced knitting design and draping techniques. In 2013 he took a Masters Course in Fashion Design at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA).
By 2010 Miao started working as a jewellery and costume designer, collaborating with choreographer Bob Wilson. He started his eponymous collection of gender-blending clothing in 2014 and he was selected by Vogue Italia for the ‘Who is on Next?’ talent scout contest in 2015. In January 2016 he presented his first men’s collection in Milan and in June was selected by Giorgio Armani to show in the Teatro Armani.
Eclecticism and a multidisciplinary skill set allow him to switch from painting to designing with ease. His creativity is complemented by an extraordinary sense of pictorial composition and design, completing a style that is conquering the press and buyers all over the world.