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LFW- Ji Cheng’s SS ’13
September 17, 2012
The mystics of Ji Cheng’s show momentarily soothed another hectic day at LFW, with a perplexed calming silence across the room. An oriental soundtrack hovered amongst the show, as top knotted beauties, in new-age bamboo rice field hats sauntered down the runway. Cheng’s SS ’13 collection entitled Teaism, took inspiration from the age-old Chinese tradition of tea, bringing us a wearable collection in organic cottons and fine silks.
A soothing pallet of teals, forest greens, creams, and greys, combined with soft lines, asymmetrical cuts, peplum shapes, and pocket paneling, gave us all visions of deserted island getaways, and hilltop yoga retreats.
These tea-field workers were all the more sensational, working in cutout wooden wedges, and laced-up espadrilles. Wrists we adorned with tiny-ribboned bracelets, with teal glossed fingernails.
As the sun set on Cheng’s show, homage was certainly paid to this outstanding designer from China.
Words by Stephanie Kukulka