New York based designer Vivienne Hu found inspiration in delicate florals in modern botanical gardens & the contrasting hard architecture that surrounds them. This contrast was evidenced throughout the collection where floral patterns were shown in contrast to bold stripes, where delicate hints of color were positioned next to bold, bright, saturated hues.
The designer went on to note that the collection also referenced the contrast between good & evil… hard & soft. The subtle suggestions of color against the bold saturated hues were further evidence of this stated contrast. The collection was at its strongest, in our opinion. when the florals themselves we not referenced, but instead when the architecture of the greenhouses emerged as the focus. The most striking of these moments were the over the calf boots that were an artful combination of boned structure set against shiny, sheer panels. The effect was fashion’s replica of a greenhouse, the architectural means with which many florals come to life… a truly fitting element to this collection where each is made more beautiful by the existence of the other.
There was lots to celebrate with this collection for certain. The Vivienne Hu collection has moved beyond covering the body with garments & debuting a collaboration in the make-up arena with Tokyo, Japan based cosmetics brand Ex:beaute. The collection, debuted on September 7th, features lipsticks in 5 colors – Modern Red, Premium Pink, Soft Orange, French Beige, & Sweet Pink – each designed to perfectly complement the range of colors in Hu’s Spring 2019 offerings.
-R. Scott French
Designer Website: www.viviennehu.com
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