Yiqing Yin showed off her craftsmanship with a collection inspired by Russian sculptor Naum Gabo, whose kinetic art influences came through in a number of looks. There was a dramatic dress sculpted from thick, dark red ropes, and extra delicate pale-colored dresses adorned in Swarovski crystals, both of which fell in line with Gabo’s imaginative vision of what is and isn’t tangible. Yin also upheld her reputation for skilled pleated constructions via a number of intricate silhouettes ranging from Asian-style tuxedos to minidresses.
At times there was too much going on and Yin could benefit from toning down a few of her looks. The metallic constructions, for instance, which were hidden under gothic veils, and her fringed gowns looked overwrought.