Ma Ke a chinese born designer who was nominated for her "Wu Yong" collection, which launched in 2007 in Paris. The voluminous, sculptural garments that make up "Wu Yong" celebrate form over function and beauty before practicality (the title "Wu Yong" translates to "Useless"). Some have described Ma Ke's work as "anti-fashion," but we see her following in a long tradition of highly creative fashion that is often more esoteric and conceptual than wearable.
Ma Ke says she is more interested in creating, "things which are the bearers of values for the future." On this basis she rejects fast fashion trends and only works with artisans using hand looms. Alot of her work reminds me of Kawakubo & Yamamotos pret-a-porter show in October 1982 which was held in paris.