We catch up with the master of all things cute and covetable, Ryan Lo, to talk AW16.
秋菊打官司 The Story of Qiu Ju (1992) with Gong Li
Ryan Lo, like the rest of us, loves a good theme. We’ve seen the young designer take on cowgirls, ice princesses and under the sea, complete with his own sailor outfit. With collections full of wit, pink and all the embellishment trimmings, Ryan’s show is never one to miss. Having been holed away in his studio listening to the Mulan soundtrack for the last few months, AW16’s collection is set to drop at LFW in the next week.
Based all around his heritage and growing up in the UK, all the inspo Ryan’s shared with us has been from Chinese films. Reds and golds, intricate embroidery, florals and mythical creatures, we’ve got all sorts of ideas on what to expect and knowing Ryan, it’ll (hopefully) be even more dramatic and wonderfully grandiose than anything we could ever dream up ourselves. Take a peek at what’s to come below.
東方三俠 Heroic Trio (1992) with Anita Mui and Michelle Yeoh
What can we expect this season?
A wardrobe fit for a princess of China Town.
Favourite piece from this collection?
Tiger knitwear jumper.
Best thing about LFW?
Worst thing about LFW?
Tight time frame, the constraint!
Are we going to see more or less pink than usual?
What songs were on repeat during the making of this collection?
“Reflection” by Christina Aguilera, also the theme to Mulan.
Trickiest part of collection to make?
Any LFW essentials?
Sugar sugar sugar sugarer.
Biggest inspiration for AW16?
My 10 years of life spent in U.K.