Bailuyu by Fu Wenjie Presented by Global Fashion Collective SS2020
Represented by EB Consults.
A pristine white gown paved the way for Chinese brand BAILUYU BY FU WENJIE’s latest collection “Natural Harmony”. One by one, a symphony of beautifully immaculate designs opened up to an ethereal New York runway.
A collaboration between the designer and her son Justin Du, brings Fu Wenjie’s SS20 a deep sense of connection. Elegant ready-to-wear womenswear was paired with laid-back minimalist footwear and slicked back hair.
Bailuyu by Fu Wenjie
A minimalist design concept was juxtaposed by a richly complex set of influences that ran throughout the collection. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Chinese Confucian classic ‘Book of Rites – The Doctrine of the Mean’ an air of tolerance and harmony underscored the intricate pieces. The world language of music and society are drawn on through fabric manipulations; the sewing of lace and ruffles into the garments, akin to audio editing techniques used in music production.
Audio clips of phrases including “nature”, “beauty” and “the world is family” were mirrored on the garments in embroidery emulating a sound frequency. This was met with a beautifully simple white colour palette with pops of moss green, spotted on sweatshirts, chiffon skirts, and elegantly accented on the eyelids of the models.
The finale made for a ceremonial parade of bright white tones which brought a sense of lightness to the runway. Through the use of natural plant fiber fabric and plant dying techniques, the designer hopes to demonstrate the sense of a return to nature through both the environment and society.
For this show we would like to thank our official sponsors:
Hair: Jorge Luis on behalf of MILBON USA
Makeup: Michelle Webb on behalf of AOFMPro using Dermalogica
About Global Fashion Collective (GFC)
Global Fashion Collective is a platform supporting creative designers from around the world. The collective produces runway showcases in different fashion capitals with the aim to accelerate the designer’s global development, increase their international media visibility, and open up new markets.