The idea of the collection was initiated by Chinese and Tibetan traditional medicine, Cordyceps Sinensis, that was reincarnated into precious herbal medicine after dying. The collection emphasizes on the possibility to make clothing with a minimal environmental footprint in both one-off piece and small-scale production. I believe good design is problem solving so that the collection can be a design model that slows down the breakneck speed of disposable fashion and promotes the broader use of upcycling in fashion industry. With the concept of “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, I integrated my previous designing experiences and made a upcycled collection by using leftover materials from factory and secondhand clothing from flea markets to extend their longevity and transform into value added brand new garment. I combined unexpected mixture of materials, colours, structure, and created visual identity / identification of my name, in order to achieve the collection’s consistency and continuity.
Photographer Z h o n g l i n Makeup N u T a n Hair M a t a o Model M a s h a U
AW16 collection is named ‘Lily’- developing from the 40 year era of the Post-war depressive economy, against the societal reaction of the different classes in a lightly satirical way.This journey is shown through the feminine details considered as signatures of that time period - vivacious colour block and stripes, wide trousers, pencil skirts and ruffles, as well as a combina- tion of contrasting materials, from working class fabrics and patterns, to feminine details such as bows.The curved lines present in jersey and cashmere knitwear challenge the usual brand signature of lose fit and unisex, AW16 collection is re translating the traditional Post-war stereotype of elegance and femininity
AW16 collection continues with Jamie Wei Huang’s unique motif of metal trimming and leathers. Sport luxe fabrications play a key part of the brand signature, when examining the contrast of the post war era and the society in hindsight, to recreate that period of time with new languages in the Autumn Winter 2016 collection.
DRAMA reflects the designers ongoing contemplation of the structures of the nature. Konstantin Kofta is trying to understand how natural forms and curves are applicable to human architecture and then transfers his thoughts to his design creating beautiful sculptural bags. This contemplation moved him towards baroque architecture where regular forms gave way to curves, dramatic shapes and decoration. Kofta is using this way of thinking to create a collection of high-quality unique pieces to evoke sensual delight..
KOFTA combines seemingly contradictory elements outside the traditional canons of the fashion industry. Each collection appears as a form of art installation. Kofta uses rough skin, irregular shapes and unique scents to create a totally new vision of the attire as a whole. KOFTA fuse unusual components to achieve distinctions referred to person’s lifestyle rather than just to the wardrobe.
In the absence of peace, everything ceases to exist. The universal formula of peace remains a divisive issue. Humans believe in the efficacy of two opposite extremes - military and religion, to attain peace. We live in the wold where different ideologies strive for the same ideals. When different beliefs are in search of a common ground, possibilities are endless.
Fall/Winter 2016-17 explores the spirit for co-existence in a society’s paradigm of peace. Drawing inspiration from two different sets of uniforms, the collection transcends military and religious norms. Vulnerability is seen between seams secured with hardware tools. Fragility is revealed with an exercised sense of control.
A continuous composition of the opposites, it is about the strong and the weak, the pease and the violente, the freedom and the seclusion.
Photography M a y L i n L e G o f f Model M o n i k a B u r k o t Styling M a x T a n assisted by Z h i y i n g Y u a n and J a c q u e l i n e T e o Makeup B e n o Hair E l y n K h o o