The label Cynthia & Xiao launched in 2014 and sees college friends Cynthia Mak and Xiao Xiao merge their talents to bring uniquely crafted colourful pieces that mix and match for bold statements. Both studied at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM) with Cynthia specialising in woven material and Xiao in knitwear. The two combine their respective skills to create eye-catching meticulously designed pieces founded on bold graphics.
The Spring/Summer 2017 collection is inspired by the boundless beauty of outer space with flowing curves, alluring back details and fine metallic embroidery. The vibrant colours, contrasting fabrics and stunning, playful patterns are a hallmark of Cynthia & Xiao. This pretty collection interestingly combines lightweight knitwear utilising a special pleating technique and semi-transparent chiffon yarns for an unusual but very stylish statement that is perfect for the warmer months.