Ryan Lo is the king of fun, frivolity and exaggerated feminine beauty, and we love it. His attention-grabbing designs play with concepts of femininity with his eye-popping colour palettes and references to his Chinese heritage cementing him as one of fashion’s funnest designers. Luckily for us, he’s hosting a brand new retrospective catwalk show titled “Florals! Bunnies! Fairies!”, which will be held to celebrate and showcase his innovative work as part of the Southbank Centre’s “Fashion Undressed” festival with Mastercard.
Showcasing his iconic looks spanning eight seasons, the best of his work will be on display for you to marvel at close-up. Featuring looks including the SS14 tulle and lace clad bunnie, the AW14 cosmic cowgirl looks (we love) and AW16 Shanghai ladies looks, this retrospective proves just why Lo’s designs are so popular. Famed for his vibrant, romantic, fantasy looks, Lo draws inspiration from contemporary pop culture and childhood nostalgia to create looks that are modern, whilst referencing a time when My Little Pony-chic was the most popular look in the playground. Lo’s determination to rip up the rule book and take maximalism to a new level means that his collections always bring the fun at fashion week.
Ryan Lo said “this is a really fun and rewarding project for us, bringing together four years of hard work! The Southbank Centre is massively important for the development of culture in London and it’s an honour to present a retrospective show there. I hope to see those new and familiar with fashion at the event!” We can’t wait!
Ryan Lo’s retrospective will be held as part of the Southbank Centre’s “Fashion Undressed” Festival on Saturday 23rd July 2016 at 1pm and 2:45pm.