Meet Andrew Yang. Yang is an artist (writer, model, illustrator, photographer etc) through and through, he is an ex design employee for Dennis Basso.
Lucky for us, he also factors in the time to make bespoke rag dolls.
Oh, and if by rag doll you think I mean, the raggedy Ann dolls some of us had as kids, think again.
Andrew Yang creates anything but. He rather conjures up the most beautifully detailed but slightly creepy fashion rag dolls that will haunt your mind.
He makes his dolls from muslin, couture fabrics and incredibly life like hair. The garments his creations wear are beautiful enough to make me weep from envy. He calls his dolls ‘Kouklitas’ (the name originates for the Greek word ‘Koukla’ which means doll) and has created everything from one eye, Siamese to mermaid dolls.
Andrew recently was commissioned by The BLOCK magazine to recreate looks from Spring/Summer 2010 catwalks. His collection for The BLOCK has dolls wearing instantly recognisable spring/summer 2010 looks such as designs by Gareth Pugh, Lanvin, Proenza Schouler and Givenchy etc.
I had to interview him on his on awe inspiring creations, the collaborations and more.