Jing Yao Gao is the founder and creative director of J.Y. GAO. She considers the human body a moving landscape. Her designs rise and fall, sway and transform with you.
“My design process revolves around one question - how can I leverage the anatomy and kinetics of the body to create a design which transforms with it?”
She views each piece in its entirety with the body, diverging from the preconceived notions of form and wear in jewelry. Her designs invite people to participate in forming the end aesthetic, enabling many possibilities. She extends thinking in the process of wearing.
Her style is delicate yet bold, calculated yet artistic. Jing Yao strives to highlight the inherent courage and tenacity in people through their interactions with each piece.
MOVIDA Where are you from?
J.Y.GAO Harbin, the ice city of China
MOVIDA Your favourite thing(s) in your hometown?
J.Y.GAO I grew up in a winter wonderland, filled with ice sculptures and castles.
MOVIDA What's jewelry to you?
J.Y.GAO An outfit pick-me-up.
MOVIDA What's your favourite quote?
J.Y.GAO Fall 7 times, stand up 8.
MOVIDA What are you reading right now?
J.Y.GAO Originals by Adam Grant.
MOVIDA Who's your style icon?
J.Y.GAO Iris Apfel
MOVIDA What do you love to do when you are not in your studio?
J.Y.GAO Being in nature, being inspired by nature.