Blending Art and Fashion: Samuel Gui Yang Private Preview of Untitled (Ephemeral Study 1) In Los Angeles

Garments encased in giant blocks of ice, immersive sound, dance and photography – recent Central Saint Martins graduate Samuel Gui Yang brilliantly explores the nature of fashion as art, its ephemerality in culture and the notions of 'fast fashion' in his first "collection" as a designer. Instead of taking the runway route, the Shenzhen, China born designer and artist has chosen to collaborate on an installation that exemplifies his collection in the form of an installation. Wellington-style boots, tunics, and over garments are trapped in giant ice blocks that will melt over the course of the installation. Hart + Leshkina create a series of imagery and posters that line walls and pedestals. Chris Peck creates a sound installation that culminates in a dance, performance choreographed by Milka Djordjevich, with three female dancers to evoke the tension and restrictive nature of Yang's rubber pieces that almost look alien and marbleized. Autre was lucky enough to attend the private preview of Yang's first installation and performance, but it will be on view until September 5th with a closing event at 2736 S. La Cienega Blvd in Los Angeles. You can RSVP here