Ding yun Zhang fashion show
Image from https://fashionweekdaily.com/london-fashion-week-collaborations-fall-2020/

The pride of Central St Martins class of 2020 was Ding Yun Zhang – a futuristic menswear designer from Beijing. “I want to collaborate with young designers to promote sustainable textile innovation” says the 25 year old graduate and this ideal has become the subject of his functional sportswear brand. 

The designer is drawn to more purposeful elements rather than luxury and states that “this is what inspires (his) design for the future”.

Image from https://fashionweekdaily.com/london-fashion-week-collaborations-fall-2020/

Debuting in Fall 2020 at LFW, it was the infamous YEEZY foam runners that shed a light on the ingenious mind of  Ding Yun Zhang and his creative abilities. It appears that his aesthetic is inspired by his time at YEEZY – shown through his use of muted colours and over-exaggerated  silhouettes.

With his collection, he has somehow been able to transform an under-represented and underrated style of fashion and elevated it to a level that has enabled consumers to view this in a completely different light.

Image from https://yoyokulala.com/fashion/brand-to-know-ding-yun-zhang/

From his look-books, it’s clear to see that the designer is also keen to empower and bring various ethnic minorities to the forefront of his fashion. Most featuring Jordan Dunn and Deto Black modelling his chicly-inflated creations. “I want to bring awareness – through my clothes – the the experiences of different demographics and the physical and economic pressures of their environment and to donate to ethnic groups around the world in harsh environmental and economic conditions.”. To have such a young, up-and-coming and influential designer is inspirational and a credit to Ding Yun as a designer.

Written by

Shenel Wickramaratne

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MDX University’s Societies

All work and no play, definitely makes Jack a dull boy. Therefore, joining a society might be a good option for you during your time at Middlesex! Societies bring people together to follow their passions aside from their studies. You can join in on fun activities they have whilst creating an amusing and enthusiastic atmosphere in our University. Societies are considered to be known as a student associations, which are operated by students at the University and are composed typically only of students and alumni. 

If you find that it might resonate with you, what are you waiting for? Indulge yourself in having a wonderful experience at MDX! You can give it a go during your spare time, it is a great way to meet new people and discover new things you might like. 

To join any of the societies available is quite simple. Go to this link: https://www.mdxsu.com/groups?parent_link=student-groups-menu-wrapper and find the one that you fancy the most!

Here is the list of societies you can currently join: 

3D Game Art Society 

Afghan Society 

African-Caribbean Society (ACS) 

AhlulBayt Islamic Society (AbSoc) 

Albanian Society 

Amnesty International Society Middlesex University 

Anime and Manga Society 

Arab Society 

Believers Loveworld (BLW) Society 

Burlesque Society 

Chess Society 

Chinese Christian Club Society (CCC) 

Christian Union Society 

Complementary And Alternative Medicine Academic Society (C.A.M.A.S.) 

Creative Technology Society  

Criminology And Sociology Academic Society 

Czech And Slovak Society 

Debating Society 

Dutch And Flemish Society 


Entrepreneurship Society 

Erasmus And Exchange Community 

Film Society 

First Love MDX 

Gig-Going Society 

Harry Potter Society 

Healthy Eating and Well-Being Society 

Heartfulness Meditation Society 

Hellenic/ Cypriot Society 

H.E.R.O Society 

Hive Potential Society 

Indian Society 

Iraqi Society 

Islamic Society (ISoc) 

Jewish Society (JSoc) 

Journalism Society 

Kharis On Campus 

Kpop & Culture Society 

Latin American Society 

League Of Legends Society 

Lithuanian Society 

Malayali Society 

Marketing Society 

Maths and Coding Society 

Mdx Bollywood Society 

MDX – CSSA Society 

MDX Dance Society 

MDX First Aid Society 


MDX Game Society 

MDX Malaysian Society 

MDXSU Activists 

MDXSU Black Students 

MDXSU Commuter Students 

MDXSU Disabled Students 

MDXSU Healthcare Community 

MDXSU International Students 

MDXSU LGBT Students 

MDXSU Mature Students 

MDXSU Parent And Carer Students 

MDXSU Postgrad Students 

MDXSU Women Students 

MDX Taiwanese Society  

MDX Tamil Society 

MDX Turkish Society 

Medical Society 

Middlesex Horse Riding Club 

Middlesex Raise And Give (RAG) 

Middlesex University Hack Team 

Middlesex University Law Society 

Modest Fashion 

Musical Theatre Society 

Natural Sciences Academic Society 

Painting Society 

Pakistan Society (PakSoc) 

Palestine Society 

Pinoy Society (Filipino) 

Polish Society 

Portuguese Society 

Psychology Society 

Public Health Society 

Rock Society 

Salem Campus Fellowship 

Salsa Society 

Science Fiction And Fantasy Society 

SHAREDIN (Student Healthcare Academics Race Equality Diversity Inclusivity Network) 

Singers And Musicians Society 

Somali Society 

Student Media (Radio, News, TV) 

Student Media TV 

Surf Society 

Sustainability & Plastic Reduction Society 

The Echo 

The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) 

The MDX Glee Club 

OP-ED Article written by: @lilmissbarreto 22/09/2020