SUMYU LI is a Hong Kong born designer based in London best known for her Knitwear. She has recently completed her Master Fashion Design & Technology, specialising in Menswear and Knitwear at London College of Fashion and has completed her Undergraduate studies from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, specialising in Womenswear and Knitwear Design, where Sumyu heavily explored her interest of creating exquisite and innovative knitwear.
Passionate in Knitwear, Sumyu designs her knits by hand on a domestic knitting machine and features finest hand-knitting techniques and high-quality hand-craftsmanship. She breaks the boundary of knitwear by combining British tailoring and handcrafted fiber and has developed both innovative machine-knit and hand-knitting techniques, creating extraordinary sculptural Mens knitwear with finest wool, angora and cashmere.
During her study, Sumyu has interned at Alexander McQueen in London, worked with Sydney based Australian luxury hand-knit brand Danielle Chiel on knitwear collection and collaborated with international knitting manufacturers for trade shows in New York and Milan. Recently, Sumyu won the Knitwear Design Award organised by The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters in London and she is now working on an artistic knitwear project collaborating with Zegna in Rome.
Sumyu Li’s MA Collection “Delicacy in Motion” will be presented in Catwalk Show ‘Poemtry’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on 2nd Feb 2012.
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