Another of the talented group showing under the ICY Designer Global Platform, the Chinese design collective, Fengyi Tan was every bit as intriguing as her other 3 runway mates for Spring 2020. Inspired by the interactions of space, movement & body that are at play in modern dance, women’s wear designer Fengyi Tan continues to build on her story of contemporary sportswear. This season, she doesn’t stray from her trademark stretch fabrications & pigment rich color story, to the delight of the cameras in the riser & we predict to her consumers as well.
While the color story was at the center of interest throughout this collection, it reached a resounding crescendo when the last three looks emerged, each with a jolt of Electric Blue serving as the central unifier. Add to the color the striking graphic of an ancient Chinese sculptural bust & the finale looks left an indelible aesthetic mark. Unforgettable too was the color blocked ensemble that served as the pivot point between the opening vignette of neutral separates that each was a differing play on proportion & the closing vignette of more formal pieces.
Fengyi Tan is yet another example of the talent that is part of the ICY collective. Her aesthetic & knack for cohesive merchandising serve this collection well & no doubt will appeal to legions of fans.
-R. Scott French
Designer Website: www.fengyitan.com
Photos: Elvia Gobbo Photography