Yi-Ling Kuo was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and was graduated from Fashion textiles in Knitwear at London College of Fashion. After graduated, she worked at Mary Katrantzou, Julien Macdonald and Acorn Textiles at Knitwear team in UK, She later won the FDC Young designer Award, presenting her first presentation in New York in May 2017.
In 2017 Yi-Ling Kuo started her own label, 1x1 Studio, the contemporary luxury lifestyle brand, 1x1 Studio creates 3D playful textures in knitwear and to aim of bringing out a new texture world of fashion cycle, doing collaboration with talented designer to give new horizons of every new collection. In her art and fashion work, Yi-Ling uses the recycled materials, specialist yarns and crafted techniques to awareness of undiscovered territories. In 2019, she won the Ones to Watch Award with Fashion Scout to showcasing her AW19 collection in London Fashion Week, Also, she has been invited to showcasing her works in Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology on 2019 April.