The Spring/Summer 2018 collection was inspired by the action-adventure film, Monster Hunt and its sequel, Monster Hunt 2. It reflects the mountains and river landscapes depicted in the film and features its main character, Wuba. The film’s lush imagery finds expression in prints and colors reflecting nature – blues, greens, sands and other earth tones with touches of aurora corals, misty mauves and dusky pinks – rendered in soft denim, cotton twill, silk voile, silk chiffon, lace, and fine mesh. Signature mesh overlays and hand-crafted embroideries depict Wuba and other mystical creatures such as the double headed crane and fabled nine tailed fox in a magical dreamland where imagination makes all possible. Silhouettes are airy, relaxed and comfortable but are given shape by sash belts at the waist and sleeves and artful gathers. East meets West and Yin meets Yang – with a nod to the masculine in boxy, oversized coats and dusters with a Daoist influence to feminine, ruffled dresses with asymmetric hems and ruched blouses with a romantic flair. The collection speaks to a playful journey of the mind, from fantasy to modern, urban chic.
[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Vivienne Tam]