Some people hew to the tried and true while others walk a path few would dare to take. That’s precisely the way I feel whenever I see bold designer fashions that stray from traditional ideals. Last February at the Autumn/Winter 2016 fashion presentations in New York City, I took in a show that really proves this point in so many ways. The designer Nga Wun (Kitty) Mok Wun (Kitty) Mok is a Macau-born fashion designer. She studied BA Fashion Design at Nottingham Trent University in the UK and graduated with first class honors. In her collection, shown here, she literally adapted graphic patterns and geometric shapes into a series of coats, caps, and accessories that would most likely coax smiles from those that wear them, as well as those viewing them. Let’s take a look at the complete show and see if there’s something we can take away from it to use as inspiration in our own wardrobes!
I couldn’t help but nod to the 1980s music scene when I viewed some of the graphic fabrics used to craft these garments. The numeric prints and bold geometric patterning could have come straight out of a video from that era! But, one thing is for sure, the shape of these coats also owes a debt to the crispness of Origami paper folding, with a dash of Carnaby Street-swinging-1960s London, in my opinion.
Almost every fashion show I see has referential elements reminding us of other eras, or significant moments in pop culture. Having the opportunity to explore is one of the coolest things about shopping at Goodwill. Stepping up your fashion game while supporting our mission never goes out of style!