Fancy Inside

Zining Luna Ye
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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Fancy Inside
Contributor Names
Ye, Zining Luna (Creator, Designer)
2023 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Zining Luna Ye. Presented on September 12, 2023 at 'Uni/Versal: Design MFA Showcase.'
M.F.A. in Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 2023.
Department: Fashion Design
Artist's Statement
Chinese-born, New York–based Zining Ye is a designer who strives to create a fashion language that juxtaposes chaos with tranquility and maximalism with restraint. Form and textile manipulation are central to her work. Traditional silhouettes are fused with architectonic textiles, and neutral palettes combine with rigid volumes to create collections that are quietly striking. During her studies in FIT’s Fashion Design MFA program, Ye found a balance between traditional Asian culture and modern expression.
About this Collection:
In Asian culture, restraint is a central theme. I began my collection from my curiosity about my grandmother's generation and the social-cultural constructs of her era. Despite external suppression of individualism during that era, internal expression and freedom persisted. My collection “Fancy Inside” seeks to represent the friction between internal and external worlds by playing with the juxtaposition of fluidity and rigidity in form and textile and mixing traditional Eastern crafts with modern materials.
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Uni/Versal: Fashion Design MFA 2023 Graduate Showcase


Ye, Z. L. (2023). Fancy Inside. FIT Institutional Repository.
Ye, Zining Luna. Fancy Inside. 2023. FIT Digital Repository,
Ye, Zining Luna. "Fancy Inside." FIT Digital Repository, 2023.