Androgynous By Butterfly Lovers
The FW16 collection is inspired by a Chinese legend of a tragic love story, Butterfly Lovers. It is like the Eastern version of "Romeo and Juliet". A love story about a Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai. Zhu disguised herself as a boy and left for an academy. At school, Zhu met a boy called Liang Shanbo, whom she soon befriended and becoming sworn brothers. As the months and the years passed they became inseparable companions, and Zhu realized that she was in love.
However, they both died and became butterfly.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This collection, Loom Loop tried to integrate the core feminine look combined with the tailoring structure. It features strongly on prints inspired by the story. The colour palette is a juxtaposition of this legend story with burgundy and dark forest colour. The butterfly motif provides a focus on prints; Loom Loop favours both the all in one look in the same print and the mixing of the prints. True to Loom Loop’s philosophy the key look is relaxed yet expressive. The use of the most luxury silk in the tailoring adds fluidity to the otherwise clean lines and structured silhouette. To complement the feminine palette a hint of masculinity is conveyed in the tubular shapes of the dresses.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
This collection includes 30 outfits
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project started since Oct 2015 and finished in Jan 2016 and was joined the official New York Fashion Week Catwalk in Feb 2016.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Fashion, Apparel and Garment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
In contrast to the digital prints the collection also features pieces crafted in Canton silk, that are minimalist with subtle detailing and block colouring which accentuate the characteristics of this artisan fabric and allows this heritage fabric speaks for itself.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
30 outfits, size in UK 10
Butterfly Lovers, Canton Silk, Sustainable, Heritage, Digital Print, Laser Cut, Embroidery
Looking research from the Chinese Legend Story, from book and movie. Try to elaborate the elements into graphic prints and silhouette.
We design all the graphic print in-house. We draw everything by hand then manipulate them into computer graphic software. Later on, we send it to digital printer to print them on silk fabric. We also try to simplify some graphic and send them for laser cut and embroidery. Then we attach on the garments.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
All image: Photographer Patrick Wong
Make up & Hair: Baby