Yiqing Yin, Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, Grand Price of Creation, soft armorWith sumptuous spontaneity, Yinqing Yin is a young designer who crafts spellbinding frocks that resemble smoke, if one could fold and sew it as if it were fabric. She sees her clothes like a soft, supple armor. Her aim is to create a garment that protects and reinforces. She examines the dynamic potential of pleats, imagines structures which are never fixed, and explores shapes that are always in mutation. There will certainly be a lot more beauty to behold from this burgeoning talent: