After featuring in Fashion Scout’s Ones To Watch show last season, Chinese designer Renli Su is back for another season.
The designer’s AW14 collection follows on with her love of texture, combining eclectic and international blends of fabric to create a rustic, traditional feel. Since showcasing her SS24 collection on the catwalk last season at Fashion Scout London, Su wanted to do something different and today she hosted a presentation in the grand Vestibule at Freemasons' Hall.
“This time, we tried a different way of presenting,” explains the designer. “My fashion is kind of raw, so a lot of it is hand work that takes a lot of time so I want people to see the detail and the textures in the fabric.”
Inspired by the work of Brazilian artist Mira Schendel, Su has focused her attention on merging femininity with oversized silhouettes and geometric designs. With a neutral colour palette of earthy white, soft grey and ivory a bold dash of terracotta stands out without throwing the collection off balance. The designer introduced some of her technique and fabric to her designs this season using handmade organic Indian linen called Khadi, blended with organic wool and linen from Ireland.
Thrilled to be back at Fashion Scout for another season, she says “last season was my first time to show and it got some very good reviews in the press. If it wasn’t for Fashion Scout, I wouldn’t have that kind of opportunity!"
By Lia Stoke, (@LiaStokes).