Editors: Jose Morales & Luis De Jesus
New York City – For his Spring / Summer 2019 collection, the acclaimed designer Liu Yong collaborated with Rishikensh, delivering a streetwear collection that is energetic and vibrant, and sure to make waves across the industry of athleisure clothing. Liu Yong is considered one of the top 10 fashion designers in China, sitting on the boards of multiple fashion associations and serving as a consultant to many fashion groups in the country.
The bold collection, which debuted during this New York Fashion Week, featured a color tie-dye centric palette of orange, neon blue, and green. The tie-dye process the designer prefers is less common with other brands, “We first make each look and then tie-dye the completed piece, using organic dye colors; whereas many tie-dye the fabric before constructing the look,” Liu Yong explained. Tie-dyed fleece hoodies, jackets, jumpsuits, t-shirts, and tank tops are found throughout the collection. He also implemented plenty of black dye, for a different, monochromatic take on typical tie-dye style.
When creating this collection, Liu Yong had everyone in mind, including pieces for men, women, and children. When describing his work, Yong told us: “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.” – GM
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