On 7th January, Wan Hung AW17 graced London Fashion Week with a remarkably immersive presentation of his collection.
Exhibiting clothing inspired by his native Hainan island in China, the show involved models distributing themselves within the space and alternately posing on a central red carpet. This gave visitors a vital opportunity to examine the clothing from up close and from afar, taking in the intricately glittered hair, unique silk and cut-out patterns, bold flowing accessories and the shaping and the silhouettes of the clothing created by the striking cropped flared trousers and platform shoes.
Typical of Wan Hung’s style and reflective of the strong influence that the Chinese paradise and nature has had on him, a rich variety of colours were on display. Most notable, however, was the sheer diversity of materials used, including but not limited to glitter fabrics, Portuguese denim, and rubberized PVC. Featuring in a pink jacket, the latter material was the highlight, in forming a style between contemporary western fashion and eastern influences.
Rich with colours, shapes, materials and fine details, Wan Hung AW17 proposed the importance of external design to contemporary British fashion.