New York, NY (February 10, 2020) – In February, a number of lucky designers based all across Asia had the opportunity to present their collections at the collective runway presentation for CADA: Council of Asian Designers in America.
Taking place in New York City’s Chinatown to the presentation showcased all kinds of different styles, colors, and textures, highlighting new and eccentric styles for their own individual collections. They stand out from the typical Winter collections with their bright colors and bold styles, rewriting the rules of what winter style typically is. The collections highlighted sustainability each in their own individual ways.
The designs ranged from gowns to street style prices, some sporting sustainable materials, each proving a point about requesting the rules of fashion. Bettie Kim & Bo Zhao’s collection sported a series of eccentric evening-wear, full of all white pieces. The itinerary? White is always in, and you should absolutely wear it after Labor Day. Each white piece was completed with custom embroidery and sequins, with attention to detail at it’s finest.
Bingyao Cheng‘s collection certainly wasn’t just white in color but made a statement as well. Her collection, appropriately titled “Creative Fun,” was made up of functional, waterproof and windproof material with fluorescent and bright rainbow colors, making for a colorful, chrome look. The pieces are as unique as they are beautiful, and will stand out on any runway.
London-based designer Shuai Zeng based her collections, “Ukiyoe” and “Commensalism” on beautiful Chinese art that she’d come across. Her designs are abstract and colorful, sending messages about the magnitude of self expression and “express that the objects live in one body.” Zeng’s collections stand out above the rest with their aestheticism and incredible designs.
Zeng wasn’t the only one who was inspired by Chinese Art. Designer Yiyi Kwok based designs on the traditional Chinese lion dance. Implementing bright colors, neon pinks, blues and greens, the designs were a beautiful representation of the dance, and they were brought to the runway just in time for Chinese New Year.
Chun Han used pearl strings and sultry undertones to create a unique look on winter fashion and evening wear. His collection had beautiful designs and unique tailoring for both women’s and men’s wear, giving a new look to the traditional winter collection.
Maggie Hutauruk Eddy and her collection “Second Madison Avenue” promotes activism, as it is recycled and sustainable. Its primary colors were yellow and electric blue, and they were made from recycled fabrics and materials. Not to mention the repurposed denim, vegan furs and 3-D laces included, making this a unique and incredibly important look to have. Yi-Ting Lee’s collection, “Characters complete Characters” took a spin on traditionalist, repurposing traditional Chinese elements into brilliantly eye-catching new designs. Chinese menswear designer Ruojing Wang incorporated vibrant colors of wool for his collection “Anesthetize.”
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