Kong Ning, a 62-year-old artist from Inner Mongolia, China, creates dresses that highlight pressing issues – such as this dress made of red masks she designed to raise awareness of global warming. The red masks represent people feeling hot and burned. Kong Ning, a 62-year-old artist from Inner Mongolia, China, creates dresses that highlight pressing issues – such as this dress made of red masks she designed to raise awareness of global warming. The red masks represent people feeling hot and burned.
Kong Ning, a 62-year-old artist from Inner Mongolia, China, creates dresses that highlight pressing issues – such as this dress made of red masks she designed to raise awareness of global warming. The red masks represent people feeling hot and burned.

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Fabulous frocks: Chinese artist takes fashion to its extremes with wearable art for a cause – ‘maybe people say I’m crazy’

  • After a nervous breakdown, Kong Ning turned to art as a form of therapy. She paints, writes and makes ‘behavioural art’
  • The 62-year-old creates extraordinary dresses, metres long and weighing up to 50kg, with political and environmental messages and wears them around the world

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Kong Ning, a 62-year-old artist from Inner Mongolia, China, creates dresses that highlight pressing issues – such as this dress made of red masks she designed to raise awareness of global warming. The red masks represent people feeling hot and burned. Kong Ning, a 62-year-old artist from Inner Mongolia, China, creates dresses that highlight pressing issues – such as this dress made of red masks she designed to raise awareness of global warming. The red masks represent people feeling hot and burned.
Kong Ning, a 62-year-old artist from Inner Mongolia, China, creates dresses that highlight pressing issues – such as this dress made of red masks she designed to raise awareness of global warming. The red masks represent people feeling hot and burned.
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