Dan Liu presented his spring/summer 2019 collection on September 11th 2019 at the NYFW: The Shows. The collection’s theme was nowadays Japan.
The theme of the collection was translated well into the everyday pieces. Starting with the opening dance of Kitsune versus Kyou, the struggle of keeping Japanese heritage alive in a modern world was definitely present.
Six styles of white dresses opened the show, which allowed the viewer to appreciate the sharp angles of the geisha-inspired makeup. The purity of the color, could mean the death of old Japanese culture which was reinvented with the following looks.
The seventh look which disrupted the all-white entrance, was a crisp shirt dress with red and blue musical notes adorning the light fabric. The model came out with a lucky cat eye mask, possibly symbolizing a positive new beginning.
The repertoire had a subtle essence of the Japanese subculture of Harajuku. It was applied to the feminine dresses in a way that elevated the clothes. This was seen in small lace details, thin ruffles and pastel color combinations.
Dan Liu succeeded in telling a cohesive story through simple pieces that stood out thanks to the well-made execution and attention to details.