In art and in fashion as one of the fields of arts there is always a competition between biological sorces of inspiration and inspiration by technologies. It directly depends on scientific achievement and what is happening after these achievements get the society, after their integration into each other. For example, in 1960s all fields of art were penetrated by the theme of space and perspective of human future. And in the end of 19th and beginning of the 20th century in archtecture, painting and fashion the natural biological motives dominated, which was the feedback to for Charles Darvin’s theory evolution, because if human society is excited by some certain theme it begins to appear in all aspects of art at once.
For exampe, pressing issues of global warming and ecological come-down as well as increasingly frequently met refusal to use genuine leather and natural fur revived architects’, artists’ an designers’ interest for biological forms. To nature through high tech.
All upper photos by ColourHeelsDiary
A young Canadian fashion designer Ying Gao, creates dresses which look more like aliens, like live creatures imitating clothing. For me, it is not easy to look at how these organisms move, because I worry about the models: what if those creatures will hurt the. What if the model will become her new mistress’s falderal?
Joking aside, Ying managed to evoke my feelings, excitement, fear, curiosity, which is the main challenge of art and design.
Nature, especially its ancient form such as mollusk and insects, repels and attracts us at the same time.
It gives the shivers, but still you want to try on the dress. Is not this the best result?
The video and look-book photos from the Ying Gao’s website