Tuesday, August 18, 2015
KLFW RTW 2015: Jonathan Liang
About the Jonathan Liang Fall/Winter 2015 Collection:
Inspired by the American artist Jim Hodges and his untitled art installation in 2011, Paris-based designer Jonathan Liang fused the concept of metallic-glazed granite with the sensation of wanderlust into an inimitable Fall/Winter 2015 collection aimed at the woman who loves to travel and discover. Where Hodges juxtaposed rough stones with metallic lacquers, Liang translates into metallic options contracting solid, basic looks.
Throughout the collection, metallic pieces appeared alongside textured basics and various silhouettes, including cinched waists, boxy fits and fit to flare. Details including rose-gold hardware bring to a Liang level of refined touches to the forefront of the season, with embroidery, fringe, hidden pockets and zippers that give space for backpacks pushing the designer’s technical prowess.
Jonathan Liang brings back his keen fondness of textures and fabrication into the fall lineup, introducing technical Lurex, silk and embroidered silk organza into what became a pebbled textured parks with a mesh and fringe skirt, a metallic glazed leather shirt dress and a technical Lurex with embroidered fringe top and skirt.
The Fall/Winter 2015 Lookbook features an art installation collaboration with artist and fine arts restorer Margaret Jones, cultivating reindeer moss, sheet moss and cushion moss onto a copper plate, reflecting the relationship between textures and solids found within the collection while creating the atmosphere of a woman’s unquenchable lust for traveling.
About Jonathan Liang
Founded in 2011, Jonathan Liang’s eponymous label provides the modern woman with adaptable, provocative yet combatively feminine prêt-à-porter collections that are intimate, lustrous and effortless. While also spread-heading the Malaysian brand d.d as creative director, the Paris-based designer continues to maintain his mission of juxtaposing the world of dreams with daily life in inspirational designs, quality fabrics and impeccable workmanship.