When witnessing a great runway show, there are many things to consider. Was there a theme? What are the standout pieces? Does the designer have a clear point of view? This week, we’ll take a look at the fall and winter collection presented by New York-based designer, Vivienne Hu. For more about her work, check out her bio here. This collection seems to be a few collections in one. Thematically there are some strong visuals going on, as well as more classically-inspired interpretations of wearable looks. A little bit of influence from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s make this truly a soupçon of style for sure. What do you see when you look at these photos I took? Here’s what I see ...
- Contrasting colors/ textures, shiny versus matte etc.
- Belled cuffs on sleeves
- Dyed fur
- Pieced fabrication
- Zippers on an angle
- Layering multiple pieces
- Metallic moments
- Asymmetrical hemlines on coats, dresses, and skirts
- Quilting as a design feature
- Interesting necklines, including boatneck looks
When looking at designer clothing, or for that matter art of any kind, it’s important to have both a critical eye and an open mind! Just because you wouldn’t wear a particular piece of fashion doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t elements of the design which could be interpreted by you in your own day-to-day wardrobe. Runway shows are meant to be exaggerated and over-the-top so more wearable looks stand out, don’t you think?
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