Shen Yun Inspires Fashion Designer


NEW YORK—After watching the first half of the Shen Yun Performing Arts performance, New York fashion designer David Gomez found much inspiration for his spring designs. 

“I’m thinking about spring already, because it’s such a beautiful light—yellows, pinks, and blues,” Mr. Gomez said. 

He takes inspiration from arts and culture, and was keen to watch the remaining half of the performance. “I’m sure I’ll think all night,” he said.

The New York-based Shen Yun performed this Wednesday at the Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, where Mr. Gomez attended the evening performance. The company formed in 2006 with the mission to revive traditional Chinese culture “through the universal language of music and dance,” reads the Shen Yun website. 

“It’s fabulous, it’s incredible, it’s so colorful, elegant, and chic, and so wonderful,” Mr. Gomez said.

Shen Yun costume artists use bright colors while stressing harmonic balance and contrast to showcase “an authentic presentation of the attire that comes from China’s divinely inspired traditional culture, and a consummate stage effect,” according to the website.

There was an aspect of feminine beauty that captured Mr. Gomez’s attention. 

“The scarves are beautiful, it’s a great theme throughout the whole show for the women,” he said. 

Reporting by Tracey Zhu and Kristina Skorbach

New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts has four touring companies that perform simultaneously around the world. For more information, visit Shen Yun Performing Arts.

The Epoch Times considers Shen Yun Performing Arts the significant cultural event of our time. We have proudly covered audience reactions since Shen Yun’s inception in 2006.



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