New York-based designer, Vivienne Hu, opened her fifth New York Fashion Week show with an upbeat pop melody from live performers. Soft ruffles, masculine silhouettes, and an array of prints and textures drifted down the runway for Hu’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection. Her line paid tribute to New Yorkers after the 9/11 attacks with her color palette taking on the hues of the Tribute in Light photo, the “two light beams illuminating the Manhattan skyline.”
Hu played with minimal fabrics – only showcasing a delicate approach to spring style with sheer, lace, and silk textiles. While her selection of fabrics was narrow, Hu’s prints, color scheme, and texture made for a wild assortment. We asked the designer who is a ‘Vivienne Hu’ woman and she replied a “woman who knows that fashion is a powerful weapon.” The military green and masculine silhouettes that flaunted the runway also put a spotlight on Hu’s mention of ‘confident’ and ‘sexy’ women are who she sees wearing her pieces.
Hu’s SS17 lineup truly gives the modern woman a great number of choices for any mood. At the top of the spring season, she can model Hu’s dark-hued wardrobe like the raven mesh-paneled pants to the floral slip dress. Switching gear for a mid-spring vibe, Hu does the fashion expected action and gives us pastel blue and pink shades. Closing up the SS17 season she drifts into stripe orange and blue prints which leave us feeling ready for a beach getaway. Cutouts, sheer accents, sharp splits, ruffles, and bear shoulders made a heavy appearance throughout Hu’s collections – and we’re totally okay with that.
Watch Hu’s SS17 runway show here and prepare for a very confident and sexy spring/summer fashion season next year.
By Yegide Matthews | Photos: Courtesy of Vivienne Hu