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Liu Fang SS13: Sculpted Cashmere

 Post by Quinn Connors

Photo by Quinn Connors

Dubbed “the sculptor of soft gold” by Vogue China, Liu Fang was the chosen designer for the China in Paris Initiative this year, showing on the runways of Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013 for the first time. Liu Fang presented a collection of three dimensional, geometric cashmere pieces that were sculpted by using a special knitting technique. On the cream-carpeted runway, taught cords stretched from ceiling to floor, suggesting the instrumental strings of the simple soundtrack and framing the ethereal beings who floated on sky-high platform shoes that tapered forward without heels.

Photo by Quinn Connors

Photo by Quinn Connors

Photo by Quinn Connors

The designer meticulously played with shape, tailoring the cashmere and draping panels of different knits. The models were like otherworldly warriors with sculpted dresses that resembled futurist armor and hairstyles that elongated their heads. The dresses featured vertebrae-like, 3D-relief vines that snaked around the models’ torsos and sensual cutouts that added sex appeal. The sculpted knits were paired with gossamer knit tights. As the artistic director of PALUOPO, a cashmere company that provides fine knits to top European fashion houses, it was no surprise that Liu Fang’s cashmere sculptures were well received. Using cream knits, the immaculate collection suggests futuristic purity and a promise of rebirth.

Photo by Quinn Connors

Photo by Quinn Connors

Photo by Quinn Connors

Photo by Quinn Connors

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2 Thoughts on “Liu Fang SS13: Sculpted Cashmere

  1. Love this post!
    Beautiful designs!
    Looked her up and
    her designs looks a bit like Iris van Herpen!
    Know for sure you would love her designs too!

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  2. Oh wow! Amazing collection! Incredible shoes!!!!

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