Having made her mark on the Paris couture scene in just two seasons, Yiqing Yin is getting ready to speak to a broader audience. The Chinese designer showed some ready-to-wear outfits alongside her made-to-measure creations, bringing in lighter fabrics and looser constructions. To wit: a draped blouse in sheer gray dégradé silk was paired with palazzo pants in raw unfinished linen.


But there was still plenty of her signature intricate pleating, this season inspired by the sea and sky — and the black-and-white plant photographs of Karl Blossfeldt. The stormy palette ranged from a bone gray on a laser-cut short dress to a full cloud spectrum on a strapless gown that resembled a chrysanthemum flower.

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