Kaiqi Wang - KAiiQi

Winner of the The Danielle Nicole Best Student Made Handbag

People's Republic Of China

2020 Finalist Kaiqi Wang KAiiQi


School of Attendance
Academy of Art University/University/79 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105/This is a fashion school

What is your major?
Fashion design

What inspires you? Are there Instagram accounts you follow for inspiration?
This bag is inspired from the anatomy of inside of a mouth. I used stitches and hand-beading pearls to create a texture of teeth with a padded tongue. I also used laser cut technology to create handles to mimic saliva dripping.In general, I get my inspirations mostly from life experiences that are new and adventures to me. For instants, traveling is the most efficient way for me to get inspired. I got to see new things from sculptures and paintings in the museums to landscape and architectures on the street. Instagram account: @larslala @fashion_for_bank_robbers @actually_existing

Are your bags already in production? Where are they manufactured and how many have you sold to date?
No, I'm working on it!

What kind of technology do you use to create your bag?
Mac/Illustrator/Photoshop/Laser cut/Hand beading

Bag Description
KAiiQi, 'Lick' style, Shell bag, Thermochromic Leather and Lamb skin, $328

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