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Fashioning the intangible: the conceptual clothing
Zanoah Bia + Anne-Sophie Gauclin_Volume2, November 4, 2013
Ying Gao/Swiss_Dominique Lafond
Ying Gao/Swiss_Dominique Lafond
 
E.D.: Is there a philosophy behind your work?

Y.G.: Sensitivity and rigor

E.D.: What do you consider your influences, what inspires you?

 
Y.G.: Cinema, music, typography

E.D.: How would you explain “modulatable” garments?

Y.G.: A garment that reappropriates it`s volume after having been transposed into other forms / functions / applications.


Ying Gao/Pod_Dominique Lafond
Ying Gao/Pod_Dominique Lafond
 
E.D.: Your favourite materials in design, fashion, architecture and why?

Y.G.: Film: Le ballon rouge (Albert Lamorisse), Playtime (Jacques Tati). Architecture: Arab World Institute (Jean Nouvel) for their wealth both conceptually and formally.

E.D.: Are you feel concerned by ecology?

Y.G.: Not really, because all too often in fashion it`s used everywhere. Environmentalism is hot right now but it possesses an outrageous lack of sincerity at the moment.

E.D.: And chic, what do you feel it is?

Y.G.: Precision.


Ying Gao/Swiss_Dominique Lafond
Ying Gao/Swiss_Dominique Lafond
 
E.D.: Which artist / architect / designer do you admire most?

Y.G.: Photographer, Raymond Depardon. Equally I like the work of Lanvin`s Albert Elbaz

E.D.: What are currently your favourite brands or objects, and why?
 
Y.G.: The fridge and all of its contents

E.D.: Can you describe an evolution in your work from your first projects to the present day?


Y.G.: No, The evolution of my work isn`t huge, but it is mostly constant.


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