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A Montréal-based fashion designer and professor at Université de Québec à Montréal, and former head of the fashion, jewellery, and accessories design program at HEAD – Genève, Ying Gao has set herself apart through numerous creative projects: six solo exhibitions in France, Switzerland, and Canada; and more than one hundred group exhibitions around the world—earning herself international media coverage. She calls into question our assumptions about clothing by combining fashion-, product-, and media-design approaches. She explores garment-making, drawing inspiration from changes in the social and urban environments. Ying Gao explores both the status of the individual, whose physical contours are transformed by external inputs, and the role of garments as fragile transitional spaces. Her work testifies to the profound shifts occurring in the world in which we live, and includes a radical critical component that transcends technological experimentation.
Ying Gao is a Montréal-based fashion designer and professor at Université de Québec à Montréal, and former head of the fashion, jewellery, and accessories design program at HEAD – Genève.
Ying Gao’s 2010 project Berlin-Nagoya featured a scarf and a dress that had secondary functions as, respectively, a dress and a projection screen/bag.