Singapore illustrator Zhou Jixuan wins the Club 21 scholarship

 Singapore illustrator Zhou Jixuan wins the Club 21 scholarship

Watch out for Zhou Jixuan: This Singapore artist may soon become the next big thing in fashion illustration.

As the first recipient of the newly-launched Club 21 scholarship, Zhou is now studying Communications Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

The Club 21 scholarship was created in 2012, in celebration of the Singapore luxury retailer 's 40th anniversary. Calls for application run from January 2 to March 31 yearly; the bond-free scholarship will enable undergraduate and graduate students to pursue further studies in fashion, retail and creative industries. This year, Zhou was selected out of nearly 180 applicants candidates from 15 countries.

Also known as Doublexuan, the talented 29 year-old illustrator has already exhibited her works in Tokyo, Singapore and New York since her graduation from The Art Students League of New York in 2009.

Here, we chat with Zhou on why Vogue creative director Grace Coddington is her biggest role model and her beloved mural at the Singapore River.

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