“Kitsune vs Kyou” is a unique short dance which is created specifically for the theme of the show. It combines the traditional Japanese Sword Dance and modern dance to represent nowadays the conflicts between traditional culture and modern influence in Japan. This was the inspiration of Dan Liu’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection.
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Dan Liu’s signature feminine cocktail dresses came down the runway of course, but this season with the influence of Japanese spirit, a part of his heritage. The Southeastern country is rare in that it keeps traditional culture even today in the modern society, even though technology and progress has caused a lot of changes in its development and made traditions fade away. Dan Liu’s goal was to produce a collection and show that enveloped this juxtaposition between modernity and traditional culture.
This was the first part of the collection to unveil, split in two because Dan Liu has so much to tell about Japan, its culture, traditional arts, modern designs, exceptional fashion trends, amazing food culture, irreplaceable cities and places and so much more. The designer used his design elements like traditional masks, fabrics and colors to show the world that Japanese culture is harmonious and diverse, so women all over the world could wear his creations with joy, confidence and comfortability.
Dan Liu’s signature lace, embroidery, and beading enhanced the design of the delicate dresses. This season, Dan Liu’s choice of fabrics and textiles was influenced by the designer’s multi-cultural heritage, including Japanese, and based on seasonal features such as lightness, airiness, floral materials, and butterfly accents. The Part I of the “Ima, Nippon” (いま、日本) collection mostly consisted of black, pink, blue, and white, but there were several mixed colors and patterns in the collection representing the diversity and complexity of Japan as a unique country in the Far East with its history, discipline, and culture.
Dan Liu’s customer is undeniably elegant, tasteful, and feminine at the same time. Dan Liu’s unique designs are crafted to give customers confidence and make them passionate enough to know that they are beautiful.