Gabrielle Kynoch
Gabrielle Kynoch
Gabrielle Kynoch is a writer/researcher based in North London. With first-class degree in Fashion Promotion, she covers everything from fashion shows to political interviews. Follow her on Instagram @gabriellekynoch.

HAIZHENWANG Spring 2018: London Fashion Week

HAIZHENWANG London Fashion Week SS18

In the show space in the Theatre Royale, HAIZHENWANG SS18 was a display of femininity where work-wear meets sports-wear. Classic tailored fabrics such as jacquard and pinstripe wool were deconstructed and reimagined into disproportionate silhouettes to accentuate the female form, while sports-injected footwear created a subtle juxtaposition.

Moving around the space, the collection began with androgynous suiting. A classic white shirt was combined with yellow oversized sleeves; a long-line paneled jacket was styled with grey cigarette pants underneath a pleated skirt. HAIZHENWANG isn’t afraid of texture and layering, reconstructing classic masculine pieces for a new idea of femininity. Further along the collection we saw simpler pieces of gathered A-line skirts and crisp white shirts with embellishments, contributing to the elegant vision of HAIZHENWANG’s woman.

HAIZHENWANG reconstructed classic masculine pieces for a new idea of femininity

HAIZHENWANG: London Fashion Week SS18

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Frayed denim, frills, and an excess of fabric were the key features of the show. Working with the theme of “human mistake,” this array of texture showed the work behind trying bold new shapes. Building from the SS17 denim jacquard fabrics, the process behind pursuing a clear vision was echoed through the collection as the palette was muted and refined -– allowing the pattern work to make the statement.

For SS18, HAIZHENWANG has collaborated with Swarovski for another season; crystals were used to embellish, adding to the flurry of textures and detail. The jewels could be seen trickling down the fencing masks, creating a softness against the mesh -– adding to the idea of femininity.

The designer also collaborated with NIKE by creating sock-like shells to cover the trainers, with notes of delicacy such as “Fragile” and “Handle with Care.” Here, the Swarovski crystals are seen again to embellish the sportswear influences.

The designer also collaborated with NIKE

For SS18, HAIZHENWANG has blurred the lines of masculinity and femininity, smart dress codes, and athletic wear to create a multidimensional uniform for the complex woman.


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