Today Fashion Scout caught up with AW13 Merit Award and L’oreal Professional Young Designer Award winner Yifang Wan; who upon graduating from Central Saint Martins, has showcased two collections both on the Fashion Scout catwalk and in the Freemasons Hall exhibition space.
Wan’s signature style explores an architectural aesthetic with a sense of simplicity and originality. She creates an elegant linear look that focuses on high quality materials and impeccable cuts to retain an elegant elongated silhouette. Last season her multi-faceted cuffs and pointed cocktail rings finished off the constructed look in a theatrical presentation; whilst this season her weapon inspired accessories have attracted much attention.
The collection demonstrates impeccable tailoring through a palette of deep green, navy and indigo, trouser and tunic sets which are simplistic whilst elegant. The weapon-esq accessories shaped like half stars are made from moulded steel and offer a dramatic contrast to the contemporary pieces showcased.
Brooke McCord, @Brooke McCord
Photography by Tram Nguyen @TramNguyenp