Whimsical colour palettes, artistic fabric manipulations, and ethereal elegance lead the way for the first show from Global Fashion Collective. First to hit the runway was Japanese brand GLAZE KOHL who brought a collection of timeless vintage elegance to the space. Evoking the spirit of a chic summer vacation, satins, linens and georgette crepe made for an enchanting display. With shapes and silhouettes reminiscent of a bygone era, a colour palette of dusky pastels and monochrome paired beautifully with Japanese made fabrics. Accents of sheer chiffon added a fresh dimension to classic pieces that ring true to GLAZE KOHL’S timeless and chic aesthetic with a colour palette reminiscent of a summer in Japan.
A slower paced entrance welcomed the second collection to hit the GFC runway. Hypnotic washes of romantic and uniquely painted set the stage for Chinese brand XUNRUO’s latest collection. The colour palette opened up to warm rusty oranges and pinks that paired with elegant puffed sleeves and mini dresses in an ode to the twin designers’ romantic expression. Historical Chinese influences came from an ancient Chinese paint style, Dun Huang, coming through in the use of intricate embroidery and mandarin collars. A playful use of fabric included PVC and organza that produced a transient boundary between the traditional and the modern.
JESSICA CHANG STUDIO
To close the show, JESSICA CHANG STUDIO created a flowing and ethereal atmosphere. Lending the collections name “Undercurrent” to the theme, it focuses on the immeasurable strength of a woman, inspired by the relationship the designer has with her mother. Silks, satins and organza swept the stage in shades of silken creams, icy blues and luxurious grays that spoke beautifully to the collections message. The Taiwanese designer rounded out the show in a sea of majestic and flowing fabrics in hues that ring true to the emotions of grace and courage the designer so wishes to embody with her SS20 collection.