This article and interview were originally commissioned for ASIAN IN NY, a blog about multicultural entertainment in New York.
As one of the most avant garde presentations of the season, Hu Sheguang chose the ultimate venue for his 2017 collection. Reminiscent of a scene out of True Detective, Hu Sheguang, an up and coming Chinese designer, really made his mark, launching the show with women in high platform lace up boots and see through rain jackets, baring the model’s bare naked bodies, really embracing the raw nature of the show. The color palette did not sway outside the lines of cream and gold, both matte and metallic. Styles told a story of royalty and mysticism, dramatized by the exposure of the human body through nude colored body suites, and large structures made of bone carried on the model’s backs.
Blonde and brown strands of hair and fur fell down some of the models gowns. Puffy sleeves, necklines and bodices that looked like combination of Athena togas and formal wear of British royalty draped around the models bodies, oversized bowties, feathered caps wore by servants of the guard, layered jewels. As decadent and terrifying as it sounds, it was magestic.