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Huishan Zhang

Huishan Zhang S/S 2013

EASTERN PROMISES
London: Christian Dior alumnus Huishan Zhang enjoyed an overwhelmingly positive response to his debut show at London Fashion Week. The collection drew elements from his Chinese heritage; necklines were high, calling to mind Mandarin collars, and prints featured pagodas and mah jong tiles. Zhang favored the piecing and mixed materials that many other London designers showcased this week, but the restraint and modesty he exhibited revealed a level of maturity that even some of the more established names lacked. It will be exciting to see how this promising designer’s work develops in coming seasons. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Hourglass / Wide-shouldered / Boxy

Color: Indigo / Mint / Navy / Black / Dove grey / Blush / Aqua / White

Key Items: Pieced dresses / Wrap skirts / Woven tees / Printed skinny pants

Materials: Lace / Satin / Sturdy silks / Taffeta / Organza

Print + Pattern: Small birds / Mix of pagoda, mah jong tiles, and fishermen / Asian florals

Details + Trim: Piecing / Collaging / Contrast collars / Flounces / Contrast trim / Jewel appliqués / Veiling / Lace over-layers / Asymmetrical necklines / Dimensional beading

Accessories + Footwear: Detached embellished collars / Peep-toe platform pumps / Cage-toe stiletto sandals

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