Montreal-based fashion designer and university professor Ying Gao is known for her explorations in fashion that address movement and interaction with the environment.
Ying Gao created dresses made of various fabrics integrating microelectronic technology. Parts of the garments expand and contract as a respond to their immediate environment like light, movement, wind or touch
Living Pod: garments that expand when triggered by a light source
Walking City: dresses that respond to air, movement and touch
Playtime (still a work in progress): pleated garment inspired by Jacques Tati’s ‘Playtime’
living pod & walking city photography: dominique lafond