Ying Gao

Been looking at the work of Canadian designer Ying Gao. Always interested in the way form and volume can be used in wearable objects. And her work oscillates between such objects that might be more commonly called ‘clothes’ and other, much more odd socio-environmental interactions.

Dezeen has featured her gaze-activated dresses which glow with photo-luminescent thread, another titled Living Pod which curls shyly in on itself in response to light, and complex folded forms called Walking City which appear to ‘breathe’ in response to movement and sound.