Tuesday, September 20, 2011
designer Xie Haiping
Aimed at promoting cooperation between London and Shenzhen and promoting the emerging creative talent coming out of Shenzhen, China, Fashion Shenzhen showcased two up and coming Chinese designers eager to broadcast their collection to the London fashion world. Up first was designer Dang Hao who presented a lovely collection of jewel toned knit dresses that were all sorts of bedazzled. Following quickly behind her, designer Xie Haiping unfortunately had too little time to outfit the same models in bowl-cut wigs leaving many of the models to walk down the runway with a bit of a lopsided look. Wig malfunctions aside, Haiping's collection of bright blue, even brighter yellow & warm orange tones kept the viewers eyes focused on the clothes. Ruffles and feathers made a few of the dresses a touch Big Bird-esque but the mismatch of prints, including both digital prints and others based on Chinese money, were a pleasure to see.