This New York Fashion A/W 2019, Chinese luxury designer, Lan Yu, introduced us to the new collection for her namesake luxury brand, LANYU. Lan Yu’s creations are renowned by their intricacy and craftsmanship, implementing traditional techniques handed down for generations within her family. LANYU boasts a clientele of high-profile celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Katie Holmes and Angelababy.
For this collection, Lan Yu was inspired by fairies as portrayed in literature and cinema. The polarity of their characters was of particular interest to the designer: magical creatures with a human appearance that can be both enchanting or mischevious. Tinker Bell, the Blue Fairy, and the Fairy Godmother are representative of an enchanted and magical world while The Wicked Fairy gives a sinister allusion to the fairy realm. What part plays The Gentleman with the Thistledown Hair in this beautiful tale? To LANYU it confirms a world of freedom without restraints or boundaries. Metallic fabrics, delicate lace, exquisite embellishment, and flowing silks dominated the pink runway, transporting the guests at Industria Studios to the mystical world dreamt by the designer. The tale of “Les Fées de LAN” has been dedicated to the Lanyu Couture lovers and all urban fairies. – GM
Styling / Jungle Lin
Casting / Brent Chua
Hair / Aubrey Loots for Wella Professionals
Makeup / Chika Chan for Boy by Make-up Pro NY
Nails / Shani Evans at Rona Represents
Production / Trew Productions