Liberating the body,
awakening the senses,
emancipating the mind...
Born in Beijing in 1985, Yiqing Yin left China at the age of four to move to France and then Australia. From one country to another, her clothing often served as a reference point. Yiqing Yin designs clothing that protects and accentuates the body, acting as both a second skin and a soft shell. Probing the dynamic capacities of the pleat, she creates floating volumes and ever-evolving structures. She sculpts the space around the body and experiments with how fabric falls in her pursuit of flowing lines, shaping fluid volumes with stunning architecture. She admits to preferring intuitive approaches to creation, sensory wanderings and the quest for intentional accidents.
With a degree from the ENSAD (École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs), Yiqing Yin won the Creative Grand Prize of the City of Paris in 2009. For the International Festival of Fashion in Hyères in 2010, her dreamlike creations were showcased in the display windows of the Ministry of Culture, the National Theatre of Chaillot, and the prestigious Galerie Joyce. In June of 2011, she was awarded the First Collections Prize of the ANDAM, and her designs appeared on the catwalk for the first time during Haute Couture week in Paris. In 2013, the House of Léonard called on the young designer to direct its ready-to-wear collections. Yiqing Yin also collaborates with prestigious brands such as Cartier, Guerlain, Hermès, Swarovski and Lancôme.
As soon as the Yiqing Yin brand was founded in 2011, it was officially featured as a guest member in the French Federation of Couture presentation agenda. In December of 2015, the French Fashion Federation honoured her work by designating it as Haute Couture and, at the same time, granted her status as a permanent member.
A skilful artist, Yiqing Yin also explores other artistic worlds: she created the work "In-Between" for the Venice Biennale of 2013. She has also become involved in the world of dance by designing the costumes of principal dancers Dorothée Gilbert and Mathieu Ganio for the ballet Tristan and Yseult directed by Giorgio Mancini.
In 2017, Yiqing Yin was appointed artistic director of the Poiret brand, which was re-established under the direction of Shinsegae International. The designer's first collection will be revealed in March of 2018 as part of the official fashion show calendar.