The Application of Bian Embroidery in Modern Fashion Design


  • Ji Ruiting Faculty of Creative Industries, City University Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia



Bian embroidery, Chinese ethnic culture, clothing design, aesthetic value


Bian Embroidery is one of the national cultural relics of Henan Province in China, originating in the Song Dynasty. Its original art form, which combines traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy with embroidery instead of painting, has a substantial artistic value and has impacted the history of Chinese embroidery. This paper takes the art form and craft characteristics of Bian Embroidery as the research object, compiles and refines the collected historical materials of Bian Embroidery through literature analysis, physical evidence, and case study, and innovatively applies its pattern themes, an art form, color characteristics and craft techniques to modern clothing design. The practical application shows that the application of Bian Embroidery elements to clothing design can produce high aesthetic and cultural values, aiming to inherit and protect the traditional folk art of Bian Embroidery and to find innovative points where traditional handicraft and popular design meet. At the same time, it can not only make the traditional Bian Embroidery handicraft derived in modern clothing design but also provide a new idea and direction for the future development of Bian Embroidery and can enrich the products of modern clothing, develop new technology and new style, meet people's increasingly high aesthetic demand, inject fresh blood into the clothing industry, and can improve the cultural connotation of clothing itself, and bring the traditional handicraft of the Chinese nation to the world. It will also enhance the cultural connotation of the garments and bring the traditional handicraft of the Chinese people to the world.


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How to Cite

Ruiting, J. (2023). The Application of Bian Embroidery in Modern Fashion Design. International Journal of Global Optimization and Its Application, 2(2), 125–134.



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