Updated: Sep 17, 2019
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
--- William Blake, Auguries of Innocence
Designer: Yvoone Gao
With her jewelry design project, contemporary designer Yvoone Gao aspired to bring romance to the daily life in the crowded, bustling and stressful urban world.
The collection “Whisper” -- a series of silver earrings, has found its inspirations from the sounds of nature, such as the pounding ocean waves and the echo of the valley.
With her earrings streamlined and resembling beautiful natural objects such as wings, shells and waves, Yvoone would like open the wearers' imaginations and invite them to a moment of meditation, where their minds could wander into tranquil surroundings in the wild and "hear" the soothing whispers of nature in their ears.
When ivy wears the dusk and meander away from soil,
I hide away the call of the forest
When breeze lifts the veil and gazes into the past,
I start my journey to wander along the village trails
When sunshine at dawn pieces through wings of a butterfly,
I hear wave singing with a mellow voice
Interview with Designer
Could you tell us a bit about your background and how you got interested in art and design?
When I first attended a fashion show and saw the brilliant designs showing with unexpected colors and abstract art language, I realized that ‘create’ would be one of the most important words in my life. 8 years later, I became a student of Central Saint Martin and was a part of a creative world.
What are the most important things you’ve learned at Central Saint Martin?
I started to be aware of that ‘create’ is not only an emotional verb but also requires a rational way of thinking during every design process.
What are the challenges of your creative process?
And to be a professional designer, how to combine my sensibility with rationality in my works always can be one of my biggest challenges.
What are the areas you would like to explore in your future projects?
After graduating from Central Saint Martin, I began to focus on creating my own works by blending life-oriented interest with my personal imagination. I am addicted to showing my imagination of my daily life with illustration and redesign them by jewelry and other fashion products. And that gives me second chance to understand what is my real desire.
BA——China University of Geosciences
MA——Central Saint Martin
The works《Whisper》have been selected for Gadgette News UK.
Invited to join the French Federation of Eyes On Talents FASHION as an independent designer.
2018 Establish brand X squared.
* Brand X squared is a food-centered creative brand. It has engaged in making interesting and fashion products which come with imaginative food stories, including jewellery, clothing, bags and Illustration products.