Friday, May 23, 2014
Mijia Zhang built up big silhouettes with a combination of natural and brightly colored fur. The quirky combination of sporty stripes and footwear kept the elaborate fur from looking too overbearing or serious.
Justin Chu probably took the most risks in deliberate sculpture of the garments. He built volume through draping, padding, built up swirls and very structured tailoring. You could even say his models were up on pedestals that unfortunately were toppled over. The architecturally built shoes they wore presented quite a problem for the models as two of them both fell on their attempts to mount the runway. They were good sports though, and it brought extra spotlight to the clothes they were wearing. Based on how interesting the shapes of the collection were, they would have received the attention they deserved anyway.