// Blooming Ashes //
What survives when all is gone ?
The beauty of the rest.
And if one day everything disappeared ? If we shall be forced to start on a blank slate, what would remain ? Ornament as final refuge. Metamorphosis as our last subterfuge.
The woman is a vessel dressed in veils of false modesty, entwined in body jewels holding flight. Pleated terra cotta silk crepe playing like soft shells. The crease is pushed to its climax: it does not reshape the body but the space around it.
// Shed my Skin //
In life it is the moments of transformation that are the most powerful. Moving from the familiar to become something distinct is when we are, in equal measures, courageous and at our most fragile. A metamorphosis of the body and soul, that casts off the past and proclaims a new beginning.
It is this crucial juncture that Yiging Yin decided to explore with her couture collection. Choosing the imagery of a snake shedding its skin as a metaphor for her designs, Yin explored the many layers of this very particular state of innovation.
// Oxymore //
Tamed nonchalance, rigorous haziness, mastered anarchy, complex simplicity, poetic abstraction, warring sensuality. This collection is a turning point.
Yiqing Yin has made a step aside. After having explored her dreamlike world populated by mutating creatures for several seasons, filled with morphing characters – be they animal or vegetal – she has extracted their essence. She has recentered herself, thus focusing on form, fabric, and the self. As it were a return to the centre, the middle, the fragile point of equilibrium. An assertion of her codes. This collection is all about mediation.
// Moth //
Silk saturniids in hues of bark, lichen or rock, woven chrysalises. Nocturnal glows and dawn illuminations, subdued yet dazzling, Amnésie, Météore, Brise, Voltige, Cocoon and thirteen other moths spread wings of nyctalopic beauty. Gravitating in the realm of myriad metamorphoses, they explore their paths of obsession and uncertainty. A frenetic dance in the dust, a spun envelope, a speckled fox cocoon coat.
// Les Rives de Lunacy //
Reflexion of sea foam, touches of glittering colours, brief flash of silver ray emanating from the moon, everything results full of peace and serenity.
This collection is about element intersection. Floating clouds, torrents of light, imaginary corals: heavens and the abyss meet in a deceptive calm to dress Yiqing Yin woman.
// Sur le Fil //
Yiqing Yin patiently continues to develop her thoughts about time that makes things grow and decompose, and about ties that bind and break with a fashion show that combines her designer and ready-to-wear lines.
Inspired by artist and architect, Naum Gabo – whose almost immaterial sculptures with parabolic, large volumes occupy space without filling it – her spectacular designer dresses are infinitely graceful, yet unsettling.
// Spring of Nüwa //
Yiqing Yin’s new Autumn-Winter 2012-2013 collection re-imagines the female form in a world of purely mineral and vegetable composition.
The designer’s hand remains assuredly her own throughout excursions into bold and new galaxies of ever-shifting shades and shapes where tones blend and merge. Red remains pure while a slate grey betrays celestial glimmerings. Silver and blue fade into one.
Inviolably light cascades of satin and muslin offer oblique suggestions of chasteness through their mounting layers.
// In Carne //
A new grace, the woman carries it as an evidence of her origin, her organic energy and vital strength.
The monochromatic silhouettes is where this energy and strength find the possibility of transforming and recreating life on the inside and outside of themselves.
The fluid dresses in silk, alcantara, jersey, organza provides it own liberty and movement.
The woman is dressed with animal, plant, mineral, liquid and solid lifeforms.
The fabrics are blended, as the skin welcomes the water, the wind, the storms, the sunburns, the initiation of the forest and the times.
// Ouvrir Vénus //
« Being, of its own accord, joins in the terrible dance whose syncopation is the dancer’s rhythm, and which we must learn to accept for what it is − knowing only the horror with which it is in perfect harmony. If we lack the courage to do so, no greater torture exists for us. And the moment of torture will never fail to arrive : how, if it failed to do so, should we overcome it? But the open spirit − open to death, to torture, to joy − without reserve, the open and dying being, suffering and happy, already appears in a veiled light : the light of the divine.
// Exil //
Exil collection presents Yiqing Yin exploration of an oneiric and paradoxical universe, at the core of the designer DNA.
Thousands of pleats, modernization of smocks technique, drapery and voluptuous haziness: these are the new designer signatures.
Expressing new textile dimensions is the aim. Delicacy and stiffness meet to create the perfect balance.