Are neck pieces overflowing with frills out of fashion? Not if they’re an exercise in style that is not for sale. Yuanzi Wang measures herself through craftsmanship made of metallic wefts and lace inlays.
There’s an air of 16th century in the linen embroidery and metal parts of Chinese fashion designer Yuanzi Wang’s collection. They resemble the neckpieces sown with needle or lace pillow that would adorn the aristocratic necks of figures like Caterina De Medici yet at the same time they look to the future.
For her final collection presented at London College of Fashion’s showtime for the course in Fashion Artifact, Yuanzi shows all her creativity along with a predilection for floral and arborescent motifs.
Perhaps not enough to pass the selections at ITS 2012, given the limited wearability of the collection, but surely visionary enough to prove what the experimental routes of design will be with regards to textiles and materials as well as the versatility of her pieces.
In the near future Yuanzi wants to launch a line of womenswear and a new collection of accessories. We’ll be awaiting her official debut.
Photos via showtime.arts.ac.uk/yuanziwang
05 July 2012
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