Vivienne Hu spring/summer 2019 collection catwalk show for NYFW
Vivienne Hu presented her colourful spring/summer 2019 collection at Spring Studios this week. Hu, a former investment banker turned designer, created a look that seemed to be inspired by a vintage feminine fantasy in this more is more collection.
The runway was filled with a cacophony of 1970’s-inspired designs. There was a strong boho reference as well as a crafty mix and match of colours and patterns. It almost felt like a whimsical repurposing of second-hand items to create new garments.
There were plaid pants and jackets, some of which had a patchwork of multiple colours. Many of the garments were loaded with irregularly spaced ruffles in contrasting colours and clashing patterns. Floaty maxi dresses were also a recurring item on the runway and were some of the most successful canvases for the season’s design elements.
This was also an extremely tactile collection. Textures ranging from fur on booties to distressed denim provided a bit of a high/low mix while lace and crochet referred back to the vintage theme.
While this is a bit more over the top than previous seasons, Hu’s fans will likely respond well. Many of the design themes that she explored are ideas that she has used in the past – this time brought to their more extreme conclusions.
Photos: Stephanie BC
For further information about Vivienne Hu visit her website here.