'walking city' pneumatic fashions by ying gao
'walking city' pneumatic fashions by ying gao 'walking city' pneumatic fashions by ying gao
aug 19, 2008

'walking city' pneumatic fashions by ying gao

while movement is a key aspect of fashion design, montréal-based designer ying gao takes it to a new level. while her work seems very simple and tailored on the surface, pneumatic pistons and pumps are cleverly concealed beneath bring her clothing to life. her collection ‘walking city’ is a perfect example of this. three different garments come to life based on specific triggers such as movment, wind and touch. each one moves in it own way, expanding, contracting and articulating in a way not normally seen in clothing.this project proposed an in-depth study on the garment’s adjustable structure and the integration of pneumatic and interactive technologies into the garment. it formed a creative framework in which media devices became components of garments intended for the performing arts, from which the technology would be transferable to the ready-to-wear industry.


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