The special bond between siblings, a celebration of brotherhood, sisterhood, and Japanese textiles – this is the spirit of the collection, which originated in historic images of twins. Livia Tang presented her Autumn/Winter 2019 at Fashion Scout during London Fashion Week.
The starting point of the collection was historic images of sisters and brothers. The combination of masculine fabrics like corduroy with feminine lame woven jacquard and substantial handwoven tapestry translates into the connection between durability and blessing of sibling love. This inspired the use of mainly sustainable fabrics, such as linen and recycled viscose, to communicate long-lasting attachment.
The collection presents an idea of a twin look, with double-sided fabrics: indigo tweed, lilac woolen cotton blends houndslooth pattern, cotton blend and ivory linen jacquard. All the beading and trimmings are created with natural materials and processes, mainly jade and shell, cord used as straps and fastenings.
With each element, from floral tapestry and patchwork to traditional weaving used in top stitching, the designer cherishes tenacious relationship between siblings.
The collection presentation was styled as a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with models floating around slowly in front of the guests, making soap bubbles and pouring each other tea into tiny bowls. The tea was also poured for the guests of the show, and we can report – it was delicious.
About Livia Tang
Livia Tang is a London-based young contemporary brand built to fulfill the curiosity of one’s cultural cravings with understated romance & genuine craftsmanship. Having moved to the UK from Macau in 2008, she graduated from the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester in 2014. Going onto gain experience at the Simone Rocha and Sarah Baadarani studio, the eponymous label was launched in 2017. With support from Fashion Scout, this season Livia Tang have had yet another opportunity to present her designs to a wider audience.
Images: Angela Farrell