ni-ly at N°8
Bindergasse 8
8010 Graz / Austria

ni-ly © 2016 Lin Yu-Dong
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design by Lin Yue-Shin
code by Dennis Helbig
video by Stephan Friesinger

NI-LY’s style is effortlessly elegant yet casual with a sporty touch. Clear simple lines, geometric origami inspired patternmaking, elements from eastern and western cultures translate into unusual yet wearable and modern everyday clothes. The handmade abstract signature pattern “Flying Cranes” is prepared in a unique way by airbrushing the fabrics from different angles.

Taiwanese Designer Lin Yu-Dong studied Fashion Design in NYC at Fashion Institute of Technology. Based in the heart of the old city center in Graz / Austria she works, shows and sells her collection in her shop named №8. From 2003 till 2015 she was part of the design collective Pell Mell and since 2009 she organises the yearly fashion shows for the design festival assembly. She travelled to Cuba (2009), Niger (2011) and Mongolia (2015) with the cultural fashion exchange project Crossing Fashion. 2013 she received the Kastner&Öhler Fashion Award and the Stilblüten Frankfurt Design Award in 2014.

Lin Yu-Dong
Bindergasse 8, 8010 Graz
+43 (0)699 111 799 80

November 25 - 27, 2016



Kongresshaus Zürich
Claridenstraße 5,
8002 Zurich / Switzerland

October 28 -30, 2016


MAK Wien
Weiskirchnerstraße 3,
1010 Vienna / Austria

October 21 - 23, 2016


Museum für Angewandte Kunst
An der Rechtschule,
50667 Cologne / Germany

May 19 - 22, 2016




Zugang Kalchberggasse,

8010 Graz / Austria



The collection is a fluid work in progress continually reworking and further developing designs, details and finishing, adding new elements and removing others to achieve a moving expression of the moment. All pieces are handmade in Austria from natural and mostly organic fibers.


The collection “Mongolia” was inspired by Mongolian wrestling known as “Bökh”. The powerful athletes enter the arena with an eagle dance and their fights show ease, strength and sportsmanship. Unforeseen reactions and twists flash into action and captivate the audience.

The impressive fighters wear loose pants (Banzele) with chaps (Taochu). On top they wear leather butterfly jackets with rivets (Jodag). After each fight the winner receives a colored silk cloth which is knotted into a shawl and worn as a neck accessory (Jangga).

The Jangga trophy is the key element of the collection and is intended to be worn the traditional way around the neck, but also as a variation as top and dress. A cotton-yurtrope from the black market in Ulan-Bator functions as the cord to knot the silk cloths onto. Additionally they are worn with loose and light Banzele pants made of cotton. The Jodag butterfly jackets and Taochu chaps are made of Mongolian cashmere and Austrian loden trimmed with numerous rivets.