Discover SHIATZY CHEN‘s Spring Summer 2020 collection, that was inspired by the resilient character of bamboo, presented on Monday, September 30th, at Palais de Tokyo Tokyo, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week.
“The influence of cultural heritage can be found among the apparel silhouettes in this season, the slim fit and partial embroidery that seems like it’s riding with the wind, and it’s even more airy and floaty between steps, elegantly added with lace frame embroidery, the silhouette of ancient Chinese underwear (dudou) element, applied shirring details on to printed fabrics and striped laces with contemporary clean lines. To compliment the rhythm of the fabric and the shining beadings, fusing western cuts into Chinese silhouette and details, blending geometric lines to outline the layering of fabric, accomplishing a fusion of the best from East and West.
In terms of material, combine a variety of organza, also, create a sense of breeze using delicate fabrics such as lace, cotton, silk, satin, chiffon, etc. with high low cut. This season’s exclusive totem is a vivid bamboo forest in lively white color, by line drawing in traditional style, overflowing with insects such as moths, butterflies, mantis and snails; transcending through with an ink of artistic taste.
The abstract form is given life by figuration, and figuration is transformed to invisible thought that leaves the viewer ponder; this is a way to express oriental poetry. The trend from the East has roused again, ushering a touch of green. The design of venue this season is completed with four senses. More than a thousand yards of organza surround the space with the fresh green of bamboo forest. The guest sitting arrangement sprawled like the network of roots underground, winding and narrow. The model walked lightly like a breeze of wind, and the presentation of the apparel collection is an exhibition of crafts. When the wind becomes touchable, the leaves of bamboo forest are hidden between the whispers, stimulating the viewer’s imagination.“
Photography © Frank Mura for SHIATZY CHEN / Courtesy of Catherine Miran
Hair：James Pecis at Bryant Artists
Make-up：Karim Rahman at Open Talent Paris
Music director：Frederic Sanchez at STUDIO FREDERIC SANCHEZ