Shanghai raised, New York trained fashion designer Wenqi Wu blends a unique mix of Eastern and Western expressions for his Fall/Winter 2015 collection.
For the collection, the Parsons grad was inspired by Russian Constructivism and took an unorthodox approach with shapes. The movement was an artistic and architectural concept that originated in Russia beginning in 1919, a rejection of the idea of autonomous art. Constructivism had a great effect on modern art movements of the 20th century, influencing major trends such as the Bauhaus and De Stijl movements.
Today, the ideology of Constructivism was infused into Wu’s collection with bold graphic prints, contemporary architectural cuts and sharp lines. Wenqi’s garments have a dash of menswear infused in them along with an aura that feels effortless. It is this soft element that allows for sex appeal to really come out in the form of a monochromatic color palette that suddenly introduces prints and saturated colors. Each garment in the collection has an artistic utilitarian feel.
Photography courtesy of Wenqi Wu