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Yan To

The Magic Dress by Yan To Today #TheMagicDress arrives at Young British Designers. This is a body-con dress with a difference. Designed by a young man who really understands women's bodies. Yan To is somewhat of an enigma. He works out of sight and largely alone in the Leicestershire countryside. Self taught this designer is propelled by instinct and gut feel. He rarely sketches, preferring to create on the mannequin or the female form. He juxtaposes creative pragmatism with no holds barred innovation and the result is fashion dynamite: "I want to create new things. There is no point merely designing pretty dresses as there are hundreds of people doing this and many will be better than I am." The idea of designing a new bod..

Every so often a dress comes along that is spine-tinglingly special. A truly unique dress that is designed and created in a way to make you feel at your most beautiful. Not just a pretty dress, not just a sexy dress but a dress that "works". Works with your body to make your body, well, work. Looking back there have been a number of truly iconic dresses during the last fifty years or so.Audrey Hepburn's sublime floor length Givenchy in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's". Complete with longest black satin gloves and cigarette holder. Marilyn Monroe in THAT white halter neck dress By William Travilla. Never before had pleats been so powerful. And not forgetting Liz Hurley in the show-stopping Versace 'safety pin' dress.But there have also been ..

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