Source : Université du Québec à Montréal | Photo : Marcio Lana-Lopez
Designer Ying Gao's work never ceases to amaze me. It's almost like she's looking into fashion's crystal ball by rethinking the entire sartorial-technology relationship. Never will this designer and École supérieure de mode de Montréal professor sacrifice the concept of design because it indeed constitutes the very soul of her process. Her modern day approach makes for brilliantly simple and pure lines, as demonstrated in our video portrait about her.
What most people don't know is that Ying's designs have traveled quite a bit. This time her Berlin-Nagoya project made its way to Seoul, South Korea, to be exposed as part of the 2010 Seoul International Fashion Art Biennale. The designer had also taken home the Phyllis-Lambert Design Montréal 2009 title with this exhibition. The way it demonstrates how much architecture influences contemporary fashion is a page straight out of Ying Gao's book, which makes me hope that she carries on with her experimental ways for a long, long time.