Designer, Yuna Yang, showcased her SS2018 collection titled “Save the Earth” in the Mount Vernon Hotel Garden museum in Upper Eastside of New York City. The title of the collection reflected on the importance of all human beings working together to help take care of this home we call, Earth. As we entered the show brochures were given to not only describe each look in her collection, but to also enlighten attendees about ongoing issues such as climate change and pollution that are slowly destroying our planet.

Her SS18 collection was inspired by environmental art installations around the world, Yuna wanted to send a message about the importance of preserving our Earth. Finding inspiration from Marie-Hélène Richard’s Rosae Plasticae art installation in France that showcases roses handcrafted out of plastic bags. Challenging the subject of recycling and portraying that beauty can be formed from re-purposing rather than discarding.

Inspiration also came from Steven Siegel’s recycled trash sculptures that were displayed around the world and translated into silent testimonies to how individuals can influence the environment they live in. Relaying our duty as humans living on this planet, we must seek change in saving this wonderful and unique Earth that was created to ‘wow’ our eyes at every turn we take as we walk through our journey.

Through her inspired armor designs, using silk and lace materials in bright, vivid colors attendees were left inspired. And she did not disappoint with her signature beaded details on denim and her sophisticated twist on lace are just a few modern, yet unexpected, techniques that make Yuna Yang’s designs so unique. What I love about Yuna Yang so much is that she personally is just as nice and elegant as her designs. You can always depend on finding quality staple pieces with the perfect touch of ‘unexpected’ from her. See below to view my favorite looks from her show. 

Stay tuned for the next post, as I will be recapping my NYFW experience. Until next time.

Always be kind,

Erica xx

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