Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan. "Like the traditional Chinese ink painting, the blank space between fabric and skin is where the beauty resides," designer Ma Ke says.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan. "It fits her well, as she is a soldier and she has a kind of assertiveness and toughness," Ma says of the now-famous trench coat she designed for China's First Lady.
French President Francois Hollande and his companion Valerie Trierweiler pose with Chinese President Xi Jinping and First Lady Peng Liyuan.
Peng Liyuan, on the left, with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, arrive for a state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, England in 2015. "My philosophy for the First Lady's designs is elegance, subtlety and demureness," Ma says.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan. "You know sometimes clothing can come across aggressive when it's too revealing and eye-catching and it's the opposite of traditional Chinese aesthetics," Ma told CNN.
Wuyong "Earth" collection, worn by native residents on the snow-covered plateau of Kangding (Dardo), in Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, western Sichuan province.
Models of wear Ma Ke's "Qingpin" collection and march gracefully in the Palais Royal during Paris Haute Couture Week, 2008.
Ma Ke uses a vintage sewing machine next to the clothes exhibited in the Wuyong Space in Beijing.
Ma Ke adjusts her exhibits -- clothes she collected to convey family stories -- in Wuyong Space in Beijing.
Handmade yarns hanging in the yard of Wuyong studio in Zhuhai.
Wuyong "Qinpin" collection (the word mean luxurious simplicity) at a release event of Paris Haute Conture Week 2008 in Palais Royal. A craftsman performs traditional fabric looming techniques.