Fashion designer CAROLINE HÚ presented the Spring Summer 2023 Collection with a lookbook captured by Valerio Mezzanotti. For this season, designer explores new architectural volume silhouettes, with her signature smocking technique and a touch of sadness, it tells its audience of what the designer sees and feels. Depression and solemnity are the defining moods, contrasting the previous season of stoicism. For the collection, designer teamed up with UGG, a world-renowned high-end fashion lifestyle brand, to create new avant-garde collaboration footwear.
SPRING SUMMER 2023 COLLECTIONS
In September 2021, after the 21SS collection dance performance ended, everyone peacefully returned to their own lives, including designer HU. Although it was a long dance, it expresses all the feelings in a love relationship, starting from ignorance of love to tearing apart and ending peacefully. The abstract emotion that stopped abruptly has been suppressed in the designer’s mind. For HU, it was a period of stoicism. Then, everyone ushered in the unstoppable situation and was locked into an absurd closed field. Survivors, including designer, express the darkness from the perspective of a “watcher”. HU, who creates her own fabrics as impressionist painting, sees the darkness as crows flying on top of her head, that’s why she continues to use impressionist-painting-like technique on the fabric, and to use crow as print on different haute-couture-level garments. – from CAROLINE HÚ
In addition, it is this indescribable yet heavy sense of “suppression” that makes HU introduce a strong architectural sense of volume into this collection, and also use smocking technique, together with fine mesh fabric to sculpt garments. Besides the white silk and cotton mille-feuille layered volume dress, those that seem to be colored, in fact, also use this mille-feuille layers of wide fabrics, then sew black, gray and pink fabrics on top of each layer. That’s how a three-dimensional color visual effect was born. – from CAROLINE HÚ