And so they go. With New York Fashion Week already in the Old News Fashion Pages, the gallivanting media circus packed up its multiple suitcases and landed in London, where a new crop of designers awaits both the chill and thrill of their A/W16 collection showcases. So, any Fashion Dragon design on board London Fashion Week these days? The disparate Fresh Fashion Tasty quintessence with “Central Saint Martins/London College of Fashion” as its China-red thread.
Angel Chen: Bigger and bolder; a montage of kooky and quirky.
Huishan Zhang: Sharp shapely structuralism in varied textured textiles.
Lulu Liu: Simple silhouettes with a more “excited” elegance.
Min Wu: Dip dye meets 3D, a combination of new materials and the creation of visual contrasts.
Minki Cheng: Born in Hong Kong, this man prefers experimental fashionable expression (using Richard Diebenkorn as an inspiration for this AW16 showing), detailed linings and fine finishings.
Robert Wun: The London-based Chinese designer takes the bond between Nature and Man to produce stunning shoes, go geometric and lead new trends in luxury branding.
Shao Yen: Womenswear by Taiwan-born Shao Yen Chen does gritty glamorous, practical punk and knotted-layered bondage inspired.
Sean Suen brought to you by GQ China: Chongqing-born Suen gives the 2016 Man chic style in practicality, minimalism in multi-level cuts and a dynamic finishing layer through the use of various textiles.
Tommy Zhong: Hand-painted bold brushstrokes, contemporary art or photography set against poker-faced palettes; from binding to draping. True Tommy tailoring.
Wan Hung: Hainan’s Wan Hung Cheung presents menswear opulence in cashmere and mohair, at times futuristic aesthetics and 3D-cuts with handwoven details.
Xiao Li: She likes over-the-top knitwear with crocheted details, oversized or plain poofy items and bright colors. Eyecatcher.
Xu Zhi: Founder Xuzhi Chen plays with fabrics right between the floating lines of art and fashion, whilst incorporating romance, androgynous femininity, braided yarns or silk strings.
We shall see what the abovementioned designing pack brings to the London dining table. One thing’s for sure, this supper won’t be a monophagous one. As Fashion intended.
PS: For the full London Fashion Week 2016 line-up, look right here.