Yiqing Yin Fall/Winter 2012

Yiqing Yin’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection is mind blowing. With fine and delicate fabrics she creates fashion armor that is both elegant and strong. Her more flowing dresses seem ethereal and magical while the highly constructed and woven pieces look futuristic. I am really impressed by Yin and will checking in on future collections from her.

“Yiqing Yin studied at the Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Immigrating from China at age 4, tossed between countries, her clothes have often provided her with a point of reference: “Returning to my clothes, was like living once more within my body and my emotions; I was at home.” Her aim has been to create a garment that protects and reinforces, being at the same time a second skin and a supple armour. Examining the dynamic potential of pleats, she imagines structures which are never fixed, shapes that are always in mutation. She sculpts the emptiness around the body with, as a common thread, the search for balance and points of rupture between the flowing zones and the sculpted zones. The modernisation of smocking and the elimination of any order of construction, allows her great room for experimentation. She models loose shapes with a staggering structure, whilst at the same time remaining within the limits of patterned designs, confessing her attraction for a method of creation which is intuitive, a sensory wandering, and the search for voluntary accidents.

Yiqing Yin has won the Grand Price of Creation awarded by the City of Paris. Yiqing Yin presented her creations at the Hyères International Festival in 2010. Those creations were displayed in the windows of the Ministère de la Culture, at the Théâtre National de Chaillot and at the prestigious Joyce Galery. Her collection “the dreamer” was exhibited at the Hôtel de Crillon during the March 2011 Women Fashion week curated by Vogue France. Yiqing Yin has been selected by French Vogue as one of the 8 young designers to follow up. She has also signed the costume design for global campaigns of prestigious brands including Swarovski and Cartier.

In June 2011, Yiqing Yin was awarded the Andam Prize for First Collections, and has presented her debut show on July 7th during the Fall-Winter 12 Haute couture Fashion Week in Paris. The supervisory board of the Chambre syndicale de la Haute Couture met on November 8, 2011 and elected Yiqing Yin as new guest member to the Haute Couture calendar.”

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