Dream Catcher: Dan Liu NYFW SS18
Represented by The Riviere Agency.
Spring-Summer gets a dreamy refresh thanks to Dan Liu’s latest collection, that featured intricate lacework in colors that were mildly subtropical, with just a hint of otherworldly mystery in peacock eyebrows and lush botanical patterns.
The new collection, shown at New York Fashion Week, incorporated pale pink lace and pops of pastel graphic prints. Always a fashion week favorite, Dan Liu’s venue was packed to capacity with several industry members watching from the television screens out front.
Dan Liu: NYFW SS18
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Dan showed off his beautiful graphic work with teal cheetah print, vibrant coral zebra, and subtle peacock. The vibrancy continued with a wide strapped cold shoulder crystal accented dress that sparked like the sea. The deep blue and sea foam green toned dresses and separates that followed spoke the sounds of the lonely beach that not only is the theme of the collection but the soundtrack to the show.
“Smell the Sea, Feel the Breeze, Hear the Ocean, Be at Ease,” was the true inspiration of this gorgeous collection of cocktail attire.
According to Dan Liu, “Feeling is much more important than other senses that we have. Yes, our eyes can see and ears can hear, but I’d rather feel because by feeling, even though I’m all alone and sad on the beach, I know the Sun will eventually warm me up, the sand will comfortably soap my feet, and certainly, see breeze will give me a hug thru inside out.”
Feeling is much more important than the other senses
A standout white frayed ruffle dress mimicked that of a bird fluttering in the wind—a compliment to the peacock inspired make up. Subtle frill and crystal accents showed Dan Liu’s attention to detail and talent. The finale look, in all white, was adorned by a peacock hoop that transformed her into a colorful angel with wings.
While these incredible looks strutted down the catwalk, the gentle finale melody played in Japanese, one of Dan’s many languages.
About Dan Liu
Award-winning Canadian designer Dan Liu draws his inspirations for DAN LIU and TATSUAKI designs from his Chinese and Japanese heritage. With emphasis on beauty and practicality, his debut knitwear collection was so unique that numerous Hollywood celebrities frequented his first Yorkville store in Toronto. The TATSUAKI women’s line has since evolved into ‟Funky Couture” while “Elegant Couture” is the perfect characterization of DAN LIU’s line.
Both labels often appear with knit, crochet, lace, embroidery and beaded details and they are favored by young executives as its chic yet elegant apparel can be worn from day to night. As Designer-in-Chief, Dan is best known for contemporary dresses and his tailoring that accentuates the female form with a romantic flair. Dan’s versatility can be seen from various themes of his collections. Working from concept to patterns, he incorporates color contrasts, details and wearability to ensure every piece is perfect from any angle.