SHENZHEN, China - Lady Gaga is well-known for her outrageous outfits and unique style. Now the pop queen has her sights set on the work of a young Chinese designer.
In a recent promotion for her new album, Lady Gaga wore a pair of pants designed by Luo Yuhao, a Shenzhen-born designer.
The wide pants are paired with a black crop-top with leather trim. A belt, resembling a piece of architecture, is a standout feature.
The design, Mechanical Minimalist, was created by Luo, and presented at London's Royal College of Art MA graduate show in May, as part of his graduate collection.
Gaga for Luo "I felt so happy when I heard the pop queen planned to wear my design. It not only relieves my stress from my final collection, but also strengthens my confidence in my design, which came from deep thought and study," says Luo, 25. Inspired by the work of Sarah Oppenheimer, a visual artist based in New York, Luo has developed a mechanism similar to Japanese shoji doors, restructuring the fabrics to surprising shapes by folding. He spent more than six months researching and testing the mechanism before the fashion show.
"What I pursue tenaciously is perfect details, the most impressive part of a design for audiences. I think that's why Lady Gaga choose my design," says Luo.
After the Royal College of Art MA Fashion show, Lady Gaga's assistant contacted him about cooperating with Lady Gaga on style design. He accepted the proposal immediately.
Luo is proud to be the first designer shown at the Royal College of Art MA Fashion 2013. It is an unwritten rule of the college that the best final collection will be shown first.
"The originality and details of the design are well balanced, enhancing its artistic charm and practicability," he says.
"The only regret is that the limited final collection meant I could not display all my ideas, such as extending the cool mechanism to a complete set of clothing," he says, adding that he tried his best to show his inspirations.