Lan Yu’s namesake brand LANYU made a triumphant return to New York Fashion Week, with the runway debut of the Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Inspired by her mother’s hometown of Suzhou, the designer showcased 40 looks inspired by the city’s architecture, natural beauty and serene canals. Drawing inspiration from these and the designer’s childhood memories, LANYU’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection incorporated soothing mint and jade hues, as well as power pink and sky tones. The collection featured oversized coats and statement trousers offset by feminine dresses in LANYU’s trademark fitted silhouettes in luxurious fabrics such as jeweled tweed, marled wool, cashmere and silk on velvet with touches of leather and metal. Traditional Chinese Su embroidery and romantic details such as multicolored woven lace, butterfly patterns, dyed camel hair and gold embellishments on tulle appear on pieces representative of the dreamlike nostalgia the designer feels for Suzhou.
The show featured hair by Cutler/REDKEN Salon, makeup by MAC for Models Inc., nails by Doorbella, and jewelry by Cuixu.