The last show I attended this NYFW was Liu Yong’s collaboration with Rishikensh. Liu Yong widely popular in China and regarded as one of the top ten designers in China, had his show at Spring Studios on the sixth day of Fashion Week, and it was greatly anticipated. There was a noticeable buzz in the air and the venue was filled to capacity. Focusing on athleisure and using recycled textiles Liu Yong seeks to create garments one can move in, and to do so with a slow fashion mindset.
The collection was everything one had hoped for: bold, colorful, and dynamic; with touches of trending elements like electric tie-dye patterns, logo emblazoned accessories, and a plethora of logo studded straps adorned on everything from belts to shoulder straps and cuffs. Neons were balanced by neutrals offering a palette that represents the full spectrum of the balance of life.
Tie-dye along with logos figured prominently in the collection, and was not produced traditionally; where the fabric is dyed before construction, but after; creating intentionally striking patterns. Only organic dyes were used and it shows in the purity of the colors.
The lineup takes athleisure to a new level, and while one could certainly work-out in the garments, they would would work just as well for a casual night out on the town. The athleisure trend is not going anywhere any time soon, and Liu Yong’s collection is quite the celebration of this oh so wearable trend.