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AAU Spring 2016 Sneak Peek: Ruone Yan

Illustrated Lineup by Ruone Yan, B.F.A. Menswear Design

Illustrated Lineup by Ruone Yan, B.F.A. Menswear Design

Ruone_Yan_Headshot_by_Bob_ToyRuone Yan, B.F.A. Menswear Design, was born and raised in Chongqing, China. As an undergraduate, Yan’s work has been shown at the School of Fashion’s 2015 Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco. Yan’s menswear collection was inspired by the Cephalotus, also known as the Venus flytrap.

For Yan, the Caphalotus raised the question, “Is it better to be safe from external threats, yet be trapped with the promise of a certain, slow death, or to be free but vulnerable to unknown dangers?” Yan’s collection shows her inspiration with cocoon-like layers, fabricated from jersey, leather, and beige-toned canvas that she custom dyed with oolong tea.

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