July 13, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Yiqing Yin
Paris, France – The couturier Yiqing Yin introduces us to a collection for a season that is not hard at all to appreciate. For her it is not about the pain of shedding one’s skin, but rather the complexities that comes in growing a new one.
This Fall Winter 2015/16 collection sees lots of laces. Their job is to replicate python skin. She uses it to cover the top portion of the silouettes and to integrate them in the skirts. We find her beautiful flat pleating in the ensembles.
The python’s skin is both literally and figuratively in the creation. In addition to the laces, we see it represented in the patterns and the textures. For instance she recreates it in prints on her silk fabrics. We find her pleating dripping from the waist and falling onto the upper leg as it finds it way to the thigh. Lurex is treated to a brilliant finish. She uses jersey to craft tops of unassuming sensuality appeal. And of course, we are IN LOVE WITH YIN’S jumpsuits.
During the beautiful presentation one could only be absorbed directly into it. And Yin’s good sense and wonderful sense of taste are doing their job to reinvigorate the world of haute couture by introducing a youthful, contemporary energy to this closed world.