i-D: yi ng was plucked from the explore page by samuel ross of a-cold-wall* / by Slow Waves


Yi Ng, by her own admission, is a sort of accidental stylist. "I just kind of just fell into it," she tells i-D. "My friends were photographers and often asked me to bring along pieces; I never knew what I stylist really did." By traditional industry standards, Yi's still very green. Still, she helped style one of the most anticipated streetwear shows on the LFWM calendar: Samuel Ross' A-COLD-WALL*. She described the experience as "quite surreal." 


I think it's quite clear why your work is so engaging to so many people: it's very well timed — you've captured a feeling of now. "Trends" isn't my favourite word to use, but it's apt. 

"That's the thing, you do have to pay attention to trends: to commerce. You don't want to be that artist struggling along by yourself, because nobody understands your work. It's all ego; to think that other people don't understand the complexity of your own vision. It's more likely you need a reality check, you have to be acknowledging feedback. The Internet has made it very easy to quantify that feedback in an objective way."

Read the full article by Isabelle Hellyer HERE