London. Royal Academy of Arts.
Huishan Zhang has introduced its SS19 counting with the collaboration of the Chinese artist Vivien Zhang, in a collection of narrative and futuristic expression that, thanks to the vision and style of the artist transformed the two-dimensional into three-dimensional, introduced the digital era and the thematic of space travel to the classic silhouettes of Huishan dresses. This time, remastered through the technique of a one-piece fabric.
Maintaining that futuristic element with the use of the Reuleaux triangle that appears in the 20th map projections, whose inspiration stood out in the printing on several garments of the collection. The fabrics were done of satin, tulle, organza, and cotton molded the body of the models transformed by hand into exaggerated peplums and flowing ruffles that fell like waterfalls, always keeping the bell-shaped silhouettes to which the designer has accustomed us.
A collection characterized by sherbert tones of blush, mint and blue with a mixture of contrasts between black and navy blue. Along with the structured but classic separations, and the handmade details of pearls transitions and sequins, with the explosion of the bright fuchsia with ostrich feathers, added a playful and modern touch to each look.
Words by Andy Durán