A pristine white gown paved the way for Chinese brand BAILUYU BY FU WENJIE’s latest collection “Natural Harmony”. One by one, a symphony of beautifully immaculate designs opened up to an ethereal New York runway.
A collaboration between the designer and her son Justin Du, brings Fu Wenjie’s SS20 a deep sense of connection. Elegant ready-to-wear womenswear was paired with laid-back minimalist footwear and slicked back hair.
A minimalist design concept was juxtaposed by a richly complex set of influences that ran throughout the collection. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Chinese Confucian classic ‘Book of Rites – The Doctrine of the Mean’ an air of tolerance and harmony underscored the intricate pieces. The world language of music and society are drawn on through fabric manipulations; the sewing of lace and ruffles into the garments, akin to audio editing techniques used in music production.