¿Dusk /Dawn?

Yuning Gong
Fashion Design (School of Graduate Studies)

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¿Dusk /Dawn?
Contributor Names
Gong, Yuning (Creator, Designer)
2022 Fashion Design MFA graduate thesis collection created by Yuning Gong. Presented on June 8, 2022 at 'Unbound: Fashion Design MFA Showcase.'
M.F.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York 2022.
Department: Fashion Design.
Artist's Statement
Mimicking the trajectory of tragic hero stories, I decided to write a tale with garments to document my six-year journey in fashion. Recognizing the comical absurdity of this journey, ¿Dusk /Dawn? aims to celebrate both virtues and flaws within, and to make peace with such conflict for growth and development. This collection is highly personal and plays a crucial role in her transformation from a student to a designer.
Yuning Gong is a women's ready-to-wear designer currently based in New York. Her work is always inspired by a combination of literature, stand-up comedy, cult movies, contemporary art, rock music and architecture. She works by draping around the body and constantly playing with unconventional fabric and color combinations to provoke senses. Believing fashion should be not just clothing but also experiences and lifestyle, Yuning persistently strives to make interactive, interdisciplinary and immersive collections.
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FIT Repository ID: fd_mfa_000016
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Designer's website
Photo gallery
Unbound: Fashion Design MFA Showcase


Gong, Y. (2022). ¿Dusk /Dawn? [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7712
Gong, Yuning. ¿Dusk /Dawn?. 2022. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7712
Gong, Yuning. "¿Dusk /Dawn?." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2022. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/7712