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Spring/Summer 2021 Ready to Wear

CompanyYing Cai (New York Studio)
Lead DesignersYing Cai
Prize(s)Silver in Pret-a-porter / Women, Bronze in Apparel Category / Runway Collections
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Entry Description

This collection is continual inspired by ancient Eastern elegance infused with a modern twist. Minimalistic, it’s all about the details. The collection features uneven neckline; uneven pleats and hemline, with decorative and logo button throughout the entire collection. Comfort and sustainability are the main focus in this collection. All materials (including lining) are sustainable fabrics, such as Tencel; Modal; Cupro; Silk; Linen and Cotton blend.


With the idea of making clean-cut; elegant, yet stand out collections for women, Ying Cai debuted her first collection in 2016. Pieces from her collections were loved and worn by producers; actresses and models at multiple public events. Since 2017, her collections were seen repeatedly on notable magazines like Harper’s Bazaar; Glamour; GQ and Tatler. In 2019, Harvard University showcased multiple pieces from her collections at the Harvard Identities Fashion Show. She also showed her collections at Pure London; Vendôme Luxury (Paris) and Tuileries Showroom in both London and Paris.

Awards and Prize

2020 International Design Awards

Silver - Pret-a-porter / Women

Bronze - Apparel Category / Runway Collections