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Backstage at Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2016

Backstage at Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2016

Josh Wood, Vi Sapyyapy and Ludovic Engrand created the beauty look for the show.

Yiqing Yin Spring 2016 Couture

Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2016

The designer was showing for the first time since being granted the official haute couture designation.

Yiqing Yin Couture Fall 2015

Yiqing Yin Couture Fall 2015

Yiqing Yin titled her fall couture collection "Shed My Skin" — complete with fabrics resembling reptile scales — indicating its transformation from one-of-a-kind pieces to elevated ready-to-wear.

Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2015

Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2015

“This collection is a turning point,” the show notes read, noting that Yin was striving toward a new body-centric simplicity.

Yiqing Yin RTW Spring 2015

Yiqing Yin RTW Spring 2015

Elegant decay was Yiqing Yin’s fixation for spring, expressed via intensive fabric research.

Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2014

Yiqing Yin Couture Spring 2014

While butterflies have been all over the catwalks this Paris couture week, the designer trained her sights on its nocturnal cousin, the moth.

Yiqing Yin Fall Couture 2013

Yiqing Yin Fall Couture 2013

The designer’s fall couture collection impressed, above all, with its fairylike lightness.

Yiqing Yin Spring Couture 2013

Yiqing Yin Spring Couture 2013

The designer showed off her craftsmanship with a collection inspired by Russian sculptor Naum Gabo.

Yiqing Yin Fall Couture 2012

Yiqing Yin Fall Couture 2012

This season’s show was inspired by the sea and sky.

Yiqing Yin Spring Couture 2012

Yiqing Yin Spring Couture 2012

For her sophomore effort, the designer stuck mostly to a palette of black, off-white and slate gray in a collection inspired by nature.