AUTUMN WINTER 17
Autumn Winter 17 collection takes inspiration from the world of the senses; what we as human beings experience. In China, it is understood that there are six senses, not five – an additional sense that resides in the mind and consists of impressions, feelings, perceptions and volition.
This realm of impressions and feelings is not black and white, but one of many shades. Feng is learning to embrace the grey area, which is demonstrated in this season’s colour palette where ash meets charcoal, gunmetal and silver – with the addition of an electric yellow.
There is a focus on the body once more, with flesh tones employed, along with skin-like textures such as leather. The way fabric covers and interacts with the human form is subverted and magnified: rumples becomes ruching which, in turn, becomes Jenny Saville-like rolls. Material is gathered around the body and clothing becomes cocooning, perhaps reflecting a fundamental human need: to feel safe.