Inspired by the visual aspect of physical changes that occur with time, Yana’s collection focus on wrinkles and the body’s shape. Her work is based on her personal feelings provoked by the ageing process of her own skin and the anticipation of its future changes.
According to Yana’s research there are two main opinions formed by social norms as well as personal feelings. One of them is positive: age is viewed as something to be proud of, as a testimony of valuable experiences and the visible part of our personality. But as like her, many others link the body transformed with age to negative emotions such as feelings of shame, discomfort and sadness. By showing off aged skin we show off intimate traces of our individual lives and become vulnerable.
The wearer of Yana’s pieces is able to try on age, but the perception of it is positively transformed. The wearer’s current body is encapsulated in a hull of their possible future transformation.