YIQING YIN Haute Couture Spring 2014

YIQING YIN HCSS14 46PARIS, Jan 22, 2014/ — Simply entitled MOTH, designer Yiqing Yin was inspired specifically by the Saturniidae, commonly known as saturniids, a very colorful moth which also happens to be one of the largest in its species.

Found all over the globe, the saturniids natural habitat is the woods. Their coloring blend with their environment, the saturniids can take the hues of bark, lichen or rock, woven chrysalises. Some of them are posses nocturnal glows and dawn illuminations.

Yiqing Yin infused these qualities into clothes. The wings became skirts, their organic shape and coloring were either meticulously reproduced or reinterpreted.

The result, embellishments that look like a frenetic dance in the dust, a spun envelope, a speckled fox cocoon coat.

Feathery armor, liquid organza, plays of illusion and dilution, earthy, powdery shades and metallic gleams, the woman becomes a moth, the moth becomes a woman!

Photos courtesy of YIQING YIN

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