All are starting from the fear of never getting back to normal. The city construction, the endless greed… When we play as invaders towards nature, our steps can hinder us one day. And now are the days we are living with fear, with Covid, with lockdown restrictions in our delicate cement “cages” called home. We were helpless. We started to complain. We murmured for freedom. Our life changed completely, with the constrained way in every single day. Now we know the truth that we are all tied firmly together. We used to pin our marks on the summit of the highest mountain, and now we pin on the calendar and count on the end date.
The whole collection is based on the oppressive situation in the past year. Chengcheng experienced a strict lockdown in China and then encountered the second lockdown in the UK. Derived from Chengcheng’s lockdown experience, the collection shows her impression of the worldwide self-restriction phenomenon. She hopes people can gain courage through her work. As she said, “If we can’t forget the bad time, at least we could pin it on and memorize the pain. Sometimes those memories that hurt us will make us.”