7th September 2018, located at Spring Studios in Tribeca, New York based designer, Vivvienne Hu unveiled her SS19 collection.
Looking at the juxtaposition of the strict architecture of botanical gardens next to the delicate flowers housed within them was the starting point of inspiration for creative director, Vivienne Hu's, latest collection.
Flowers resembled the balance of the beauty in the world whilst fruit was representative of the evilness and tough challenges in our life.
Pleating, and ruffles represented the flowers, whilst the structure of the botanical garden's architecture was represented in the silhouette.
The collection was certainly a departure from Hu’s previous collections, youthful but powerful in its femininity. Using luxe fabrics like lace, velvet, ruffles, silks and rouching and light use of sequins.
Remaining in the collection is the tailored jacket, synonomous with Hu, this time created in different fabrics such as velvet in deep blue and green trim representative of the botanical influence.
The collection also sees Hu using denim, designed with a her own unique take on the fabric, once again drawing on the inspiration of femininity and strength.
Using the vibrant colors of spring and summer, blended with luxurious fabrics, Hu has created a collection that perfectly balances strength and vulnerability, as well as playfulness with a darker toughened up edge representing the struggle behind the smiles.
All photos by: Luca Tombolin