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Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Chinese Designer Miao Ran all set to Steal the Show at Milan Men's Fashion Week '16

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(Photo : Getty Images, Vittorio Zunino Celotto) Models Backstage at Milan men's Fashion Week, 2016 in Milan, Italy.

Miao Ran, a budding Chinese fashion designer, is all set to showcase his talent at the Milan Men's Fashion Week SS17 in Milan, Italy.

Known for his bold cuts and exotic taste blended into designs that transcend gender norms, the designer's work is expected to garner wide applause at the premier fashion event.

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Just last month Giorgio Armani chose the designer's namesake label, Miaoran, for showing at Armani Theater. This makes the young designer the thirteenth talented artist to have his work shown in the theater.

Miao Ran - who studied fashion in Milan, established his label in 2015, and has gathered much critical appraisal for his work in a short time - will be running the much awaited show on June 18.

The Miaoran label attempts to transcend gender based boundaries in clothing and uses a combination of contrasts to create a kind of fusion between 70's London punk fashion and modern eccentricity. 

In a 2013 interview by Andrea Tata for Womade, Miao Ran reveiled that his personal mission was to bring a breath of freshness to menswear. 

Born in China in 1987, the designer moved to Milan, Italy to study fashion design, earning a Masters degree at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (NABA). His talent was appreciated when he worked on a collaborative project between NABA and Tsinghua University.

Believing that both sexes can share more common elements in clothing, he tries to find a balance between classical tailoring and new concepts of design while raising eyebrows over the use of unconventional materials like material plates, carbon fibres, etc.

With Miaoran models walking the ramp flaunting loose, over-sized tousers, skirt-like clothing, crossover exotic patterns, trendy shoes, strange hats, and weird hairdos, the display is sure to turn heads at the Milan Fashion Week. 

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