NYFW: LIU YONG X RISHIKENSH
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Liu Yong x Rishikensh
Famed Chinese designer Liu Yong collaborated with Rishikensh on their Spring/Summer 2020 capsule, presenting an unapologetic streetwear collection that gave new meaning to the athleisure category.
The collection was bold in color, tie-dye centric, yet very monochromatic. Redefining street style, the collection unfolded with neon blue, orange, and green jumpsuits, tank tops and t-shirts, layered with perforated-mesh overcoats and hoodies. Clear raincoats with neon piping accessorized several looks, allowing for the colorful silhouettes to breakthrough on the runway.
The tie-dye process the designer abides by is less traditional than other brands, “We first make each look and then tie-dye the completed piece, using organic dye colors; where as many tie-dye the fabric before constructing the look.” the designer explained. Liu Yong even tie-dyed fleece hoodies and jackets and used a plethora of black dye, for a unique, monochromatic take on typical tie-dye style.
Showcasing some pint-sized wear, but keeping the swag strong, kids rocked the runway with looks inspired by the women's and menswear. Graphic prints, knee high tube socks and cross body bags hit the runway - no minimum age required.
The designer presented a collection that truly exuberated confidence to a fully packed house at Spring Studios for the sixth day of NYFW.
Liu Yong is regarded as one of the top 10 fashion designers in China; sitting on multiple boards for several Chinese fashion associations. He has been a respected consultant to many fashion groups in China for over 15 years; since the inception of his namesake brand.
The designer wanted to evoke athleisure as a feeling, a sense of slow fashion, by way of the apparel design and production process. Describing his streetwear, “Whether it’s yoga or dancing, you can do so in any of the designs - with a concentrated attitude. We use the softest cotton and other recycled textiles, so that our customer feels comfortable and conscious” continued Yong.