Ying Kong (she/her)
A Beijing-raised New York-based designer, was a CFDA Geoffrey Beene Design Award Finalist in 2022 and graduated with a master’s degree from Parsons Fashion Design and Society.
She concentrates her research on humanity, culture, and society, using each collection to spark conversations about current social issues. Her design philosophy blends creative thinking, human empathy, and aesthetic appreciation based on discoveries and resonance. Her approach to design is rooted In the integration of artistry and wearability under the consideration of quality, authenticity, and functionality rooted in an engineering mindset. A master of tension, she skillfully crafts pieces that explore the dynamic relationship between the wearer and the form, delving into the captivating space where clothing intersects with the body.