Calvin Luo spring/summer 2017 collection catwalk show for NYFWNew York Fashion Week SS17
Calvin Lou was born in China and moved to New York City at the age of 16 to attend Parsons School of Design, and after two years at the university he launched his first collection. Starting out with unisex designs of feminine elements into menswear, he has made a name for himself in the world of fashion.
The inspiration drew from 90s punk girls in New York City. He found that the translation of the feeling didn’t need to be portrayed in exaggeration or colour but rather subtle, sophisticated yet edgy looks. To show the rebellious spirit he plays with texture and shape on traditional materials.
The mix and match of style includes long tops with knee-high boots, blue satin and checkered organza, as well as T-shirts under slip dresses. There was an edge with each look from the corn rows in the girls hair and heavy cat eye-liner. The shoes were a pointed boot with a min of materials and square heels making each look very fresh and upcoming.
The use of materials seemed to be a play on 90s and early 00s business attire. The tired-and-dated white effect of bad business suits was transformed into chic dresses and slacks. The use of sad brown plaid added flair to kaki trench coats. Even the somewhat basic trousers had a large, over the top sailor-like fold on the bottom, giving life to the look. The menswear trousers were paired with the perfect knit shirt of different coloured nudes and fit the chiseled models bodies perfectly. Any man or women would look fashion forward and chic for work or any occasion in these pieces.
When you though the collection aimed at a more sophisticated look, the designer would pair a hoodie with a saying such as “take a selfie, fake a life” on a slack bottom. The mix of boots and Teva sandals with socks, paired with the volumed menswear, looked very down-down chic. All in all the collection pushed the boundaries, took a fresh new look and was different than many shows this season. Calvin Luo will be one to look out for in the future.
Photos: Bogdan Seredyak
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