LFW SS17 Day 02: Han Wen

“Han Wen is truly talented graduate of Parsons New York.  His avant-garde collection is modern, edgy and extremely well made.  Han Wen is a gifted designer who has great potential.” – Martyn Roberts, Founder of Fashion Scout

Han Wen’s SS17 collection presentation at Fashion Scout was certainly the most outstanding collection I had seen in a long long time.  A graduate of Parsons, Han Wen caught the eye of many by becoming one of the finalists in the Kering x Parson’s Empowering Imagination Competition, and was featured as part of a Vogue US Online Series on the finalist.  Han’s thesis collection “An Escape from Tradition” juxtaposesd traditional Chinese armour with modern techniques, intricate leatherwork, and choice of materials creating a modern shell for the confident, and powerful feminine woman of today.  Han’s multicultural and architectural background created thoughtful, refined textures and silhouettes by experimentations of shapes, volume and innovative patternmaking, yet textile-driven at the same time.  I particular loved how soft silk in pastel colours such as pale pink was combined with gold hardware details and leather outer shells to create a modern interpretation of a combined Chinese armour and traditional Chinese palace dresses, strong yet soft and feminine all at the same time.  It was a very brave and fresh collection which could only be best described in photographs rather than words…

 

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Photographer: Julia Jevzikova

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Photographer: Julia Jevzikova

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Photographer: Julia Jevzikova

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Photographer: Julia Jevzikova

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Photographer: Julia Jevzikova

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