Donnerstag, 24. April 2014
FASHION / yumumu spring summer 2014
Fashion exist in a cosmos of words. The words which describes the delicate textiles the clothes are made of, the words which describe the visual references of a collection, the words which describe the feeling of the clothes. Sometimes is fashion directly influenced by words, like the new Spring/Summer collection of the Singapore based fashion label Yumumu: The designer Lu Yilin becomes who found her inspiration often in various fiels of art and design draws the inspiration of her current collection directly from the novel "The Man with the Compound Eyes" from the Taiwanese author Wu Ming-Yi.
The novel exist in the space between realism and extravagantly detailed fantasy, telling the stories of two people living on an island in the South Pacific. Lu Yilin pick detailed elements from the text and transform them into textiles and her new collection to tell her own story. To use her own words: This season, Yumumu draws on thematic inspirations found in the novel Man with the Compound Eyes. Anchored around ecological concerns the narrative is portrayed amidst tales of love, loss and fantasy. Exploring the serenity of the sea and darker abstracted visions of the Pacific Trash Vortex the collection traces the bright optimism of beginnings to the lingering darkness of endings. Classic nautical details like sailor’s stripes are mixed with seafaring references such as the print of a sail expressing a sense of fluidity. Traditionally seen as a casual design elements simple knots and drawstrings are reworked on day and evening wear.
The full collection will be available in the online store in May. See the full collection on Yumumu's website.