Ya Tuo is a Chinese Mongolia Textile Designer with a Degree in Fashion Design (Menswear) from Tian Gong University. Her designs gained her prizes in the Shenzhen Entrepreneurship Competition awarded by Shenzhen Fashion and Innovative Industries Development Associate 2016, the Excellence Prize in China Zhili Childrenswear Design Competition awarded by China National Garment Association 2017, and a First & Second Prize Scholarship to study between 2014- 2017 awarded by Tianjin Polytechnic University.
Ya is a technique researcher as well as a storyteller, inspired by her personal experience and the emotional changes of people in specific situations. She explores wearable textiles through embroidery, soft electronics and robotics using these processes to recreate a sense of living movement and touch. Her work discusses the relationship between our emotions, the body and materials.