CALVIN LUO presented the Spring Summer 2021 collection, inspired by ‘Elegies to the Spanish Republic‘ (over 100 paintings, completed between 1948 and 1967) by American painter Robert Motherwell, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The latest Calvin Luo’s collection reflects on the times we live in, but also offers hope for the better future, and uses fashion as medium for social development and change.
“The CALVIN LUO Spring/Summer 2021 collection is mainly an empathetic black and white story, accentuated with details and color. Like hope piercing through the monotony, childish optimism battling bitterness, innocence overtaking the harsh reality to an awakening.
This collection is severe for Calvin – angular silhouettes with black and white contrasts echo Motherwell’s rigidity. But pleats, flounces, gradient patches and floral embroidery all make Luo’s story a hopeful one; one that longs for the return of childlike notions, innocence and naivety.” – from Calvin Luo