Academy of Art University Spring ’14 Designer Dossier – Marine Rongrong Wei

Image courtesy of Rob Curry.

Marine Rongrong Wei, a B.F.A. Menswear Design alumna, grew up in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China, and graduated from the Xi’ An Academy of Fine Art. The inspiration for Marine’s menswear collection comes from vintage crafted clothing during the time of the Great Depression in the United States. She was interested in how people combined fabrics with different textures and weights, as well as the oversized silhouettes of that era. Since graduating this past spring, Marine is currently working as an Alteration Specialist at Uniqlo.

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 Inspiring images for Marine’s Spring 2014 collection.

 What is your current state of mind?

I can’t wait to see all the menswear collections going down the runway in New York.

What is your most treasured possession?

My family and friends.

Which talent would you most like to have?

The ability to learn different languages very fast.

Who are your favorite [fashion] heroes in real life?

People who love fashion and can devote themselves completely to it.