Paris Fashion Week SS2019
Here & There Highlights
REVEAL PROJECT began as a way for TATRAS designer, Masanaka Sakao, to explore and pass on Japan’s history and tradition through his designs. His fushions of traditional Japanese techniques are mixed into modern design styles in this 10 piece collection. On display in the gardens of the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, "KYO-YUZEN" embodies an element of nature, evident in his choice of fabrics, prints and of course, location of presentation.
In collaboration with Paris Saint-Germain, the capital city's football (soccer) club, Manish Arora was inspired by France's iconic victory of the FIFA World Cup title this past summer, as well as a recent trip to Burning Man. The finale song, Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun seemed the perfect ending for Manish Arora's Spring Summer 2019 stunning collection, which highlights his colourful and vibrant style, full of bold shapes and whimsical accessories.
Intricate and edgy prints evoking the spirit of the 80s on youthful, modern styles are seen on Greedilous's SS19 runway presentation. Designer YounHee Park takes inspiration from both the 80's rock-era and specifically, British singer/songwritter Amy Winehouse's unique style, while adding her own personal touches to present an original and bold collection.
LIE's SS19 collection includes athleisure wear and tailored looks inspired by Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to cross the Atlantic. It was her confidence and energetic image, and the knowledge that Earhart opened the doors for women believe they could pursue their dreams, that LIE's designer Chung Chung Lee was drawn to – presenting his designs of both bold and soft colors to represent the freedom and comfort to a new journey.
Y-VISON X JESSIE & JANE
Y-Vison's SS19 collection, titled “Dream Traveler”, is based on the idea of dreams being invisible while travel is both real and common in today's society. Designer Ye Weicheng takes inspiration from an African tribal adventure; believing fantasy to be more innocent than reality. Weicheng's collection showcases vibrant colours, enhanced wrap-around shapes, intricate rope detailing, contrasted shapes and textures; all tying together his playful and fantastical concept, and creating a sense of playful dressing. Ye Weicheng and JESSIE & JANE designer Ying Jiang collaborated on a series of classic and fashionable bags with psychedelic abstract patterns and bold contrasts.
By Aleyah Solomon