Inspired by the Chinese boomtown Shenzhen, known for its transformation from a tiny fishing village into a vast technological metropolis – LUNYEE’s SS19 collection encapsulates modernity and future possibilities from a youthful perspective.
Shenzhen is a place where grand ambitions can be realised so it is easy to understand why the gaze of LUNYEE is aimed forward. Within the collection, a vast range of materials from PVC to acrylic evoke a futuristic aesthetic featuring rigid sunglasses, oversized garments and hoods that envelope the wearer.
Despite a sci-fi approach to streetwear, a sense of history still resonates within this youth-led collection.
The shape of hats and use of nets nod to the fisherman that
laid the groundwork for Shenzhen while the European street-style that has inspired China’s fashion scene can be seen through some rebellious blends, cuts and
detailing, including: oversized pockets, exposed midriff and space within traditional dresses that subtly display other parts of the body.
Traditional Chinese patterns, techniques and fabrics including lace and woven satin amongst hand knitted wire and wool can be found amongst modern materials including PVC and denim. A key piece in the collection fuses together technology