Models present creations of Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2019 collection during the New York Fashion Week in New York, the United States, Sept. 7, 2018. (Xinhua/Qin Lang)
NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Chinese fashion designer Vivienne Hu on Friday presented her Spring/Summer 2019 collection, playing with the idea of good versus evil, at the ongoing New York Fashion Week.
The collection is more vibrant and youthful than before, featuring fabrication such as ruffles, lace, velvet, floral prints, silks and sequins, and emphasizes bright colors to create a playful mood.
Hu got her inspiration from flowers and fruits this season.
"While flowers of kindness resemble all dainty and ravishing beauties in the world, fruits of evilness resemble the struggles in our life," she said.
She said the good and evil as concepts are not always black and white, and can be presented through the dichotomy in clothing.
Hu grew up in China and obtained her bachelor's degree in Finance at the University of Hohenheim, Germany. Prior to studying fashion design at Parsons School of Design in New York, she worked as a financier at a leading investment bank on Wall Street.
Hu quickly gained a wealth of professional experience while working with renowned fashion designers Oscar de la Renta and Yigal Azrouel, before introducing her own Spring/Summer line in 2012.
Her designs combine European elegance with New York street fashion while incorporating exotic Asian elements. At the heart of her design philosophy is the spirit of independent women, displaying both femininity and individuality in a unique way.