Yan To, has created a striking collection for AW12 entitled ‘Grape’. Made in England and created using small strips of elastic throughout there is less than 1% wastage rendering it both sustainable and ethical – music to my ears!
With elastic/ neoprene being a recurrent fabric in Yan’s designs, these dramatically elegant pieces are created by weaving elastics onto a dress base and sewing them into position.
A process of trial and error, Yan believes that to get beyond an idea you first have to ‘pursue the seemingly pointless’, which is an attitude I love, and I think it is this inquisitive and unwavering desire to experiment that translates seamlessly to his garments. A designer whom I’ve loved since the very beginning, the shape and form of this collection is exciting, dramatic and completely original.
With a base colour palette of black, accents of taupe lift this collection of chic dresses and smart separates transcends the perception of a range of little black dresses, on first glance, offering much more depth and texture.
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