Shaly Guo

Do You Wanna Play With Me?, 2017

Organza, leather, canvas, woolen yarn, polyester

Shaly Guo is a womenswear designer based in New York, NY. Guo received her Bachelor of Arts in Fashion and Technology at the Beijing Institute of Fashion and Technology, and recently completed the Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born in China, Guo is a highly experienced fashion designer with a contemporary taste level and a clear understanding of practical fashion, innovation, wearability and saleable designs. She is skilled in conceptualizing unique styles and market-right garments for all seasons.

About Do You Wanna Play With Me?

The dreams of a little girl with a wild imagination are always of the avant-garde and absurdly obtuse. This can prey on a little girl’s mind - pushing her to seek the attention and affection of other to quell her loneliness. 

This girl may have many friends in her fantasies, but seeking the same admiration from those in her real life is much harder. She retreats into her mind, and starts to blend the line between fantasy and reality. Out of fear of isolation, loneliness and rejection, she becomes afraid of everyone - and everything.

She begins to never want to grow up, and turn the power of her dreams and imagination over to the world. This turns her emotions inside out - pushing her to act on anger and evil just as much as love, peace and purity.

She is me, and she is you - for we may live without candy and toys, but we can never find our lost innocence.


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