Wenqi Wu’s debut collection for the SS15 season of New York Fashion Week is luxurious with sumptuous fabrics such as silk crepe, linen and cotton twill. There’s also lightweight lambskin and embroidery on silk organza. His designs are superior and is constructed with sculptural elements with his vision for beautiful detailing evident in each look.
The Parsons New School for Design graduate’s new collection is inspired by the 1920’s Russian Contructivism movement. He applies experimental ideas and modern technologies into the creation of utilitarian objects. Wu explains that he is “fascinated . . . with the idea of designing and experimenting with conventional materials into something utilitarian.”
His collection emphasizes lines, shapes and proportions in a very sartorial and poetic way while being experimental and modern. Wenqi’s visual influences for this collection are paintings and photographs of Kazmir Malevich, Rodchenko and Lissitzky.