One of China’s rising stars in fashion, Vicky Zhang, showcased her soft family-focused designs on the last day of NYFW.
A graduate of Central Saint Martens College of Art and Design, Xu Xinyin has slowly but surely made a name for herself in her native of mainland China. She is founder and designer behind Vicky Zhang (VICKY’Z) – one of the most famous family-themed brands in China. “Vicky Zhang subverts the traditional parent-child outfit market…bringing a rich creative space to mother’s dress,” writes brand founder Xinyin on the Fashion Week website.
This season’s VICKY’Z collection featured models of all ages to promote Vicky Zhang’s family-themed looks. Zhang is famous in China for creating designs for families that complement each other harmoniously. Guests were treated to an inside look at her latest ‘mommy and me’ inspired collection. Using a combination of soft pastels and loose, airy designs, Zhang’s clothing draws a parallel between the professionalism of an adult woman and the playfulness of a child. Each model was paired with a child wearing a “mini-me” piece that had its own child-oriented twist.
The looks – albeit part of the Fall collection – preserve the feel of a springtime day. Zhang played with sheer, silk, and cotton fabrics. The adult female models rocked sultry designs created with sheer and glittery material and proved that motherhood can still be stylish and sexy. The show concluded with the child models reappearing and walking down the runaway with a red light in their hands and finally dancing energetically – as children do – to a pop song. It was a great and unique way to further incorporate the spirit of a young soul into the showcase.