Tuesday 27 September 2011

LFW Diary SS12: Yang Du

A designer I thoroughly look forward to seeing during LFW, creates clothes so full of life and bursting with flamboyance that they are the epitome of fun. Yang Du has created yet another of her unique tongue-in-cheek collections inspired by the ‘throws of love’. Entitled Wink Boy, Yang’s SS12 offering features a plethora of eye-catching animals, witty slogans, and ‘cavorting characters’.
Inspired by the street art and architecture of Berlin, expect Yang’s trademark sense of humour, wit and sex appeal. Oversized shapes dominate with hooded embellished jackets created exclusively for the British summer, which I learned after asking the designer why they were on the thick side for SS.
Playful 3-D animals adorn cable-knit cardigans and appear on school-inspired rucksacks, with intricately beaded trinkets given a new lease of life in the form of necklaces and bag charms. True collector’s items in their own right, Yang is like a magpie, pulling together the most exciting of materials with each collection.
At just three years old the Yang Du label goes from strength to strength each season, spearheaded by the designer’s desire to ‘blur the line between art and fashion’.

1 comment:

  1. My god, I want those animal bags and little wooly creatures! WOW! :O