Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: OUDIFU Spring 2015!

Chinese designer Zhuliang Li was sent by his parents at age 11 to a tailor to learn the fundamentals of design.  In this role, he learned to detail styles for individual customers, giving him a deep consciousness for different female body types and how to adapt clothing to their shapes, needs and wants.

Zhuliang Li started his Shanghai based label, OUDIFU, in 2006 creating a collection of affordable luxury brand ready-to-wear women’s apparel.

With OUDIFU, Zhuliang Li takes his tailoring experience to create a line that is aimed at being adaptable to all body types while remaining sophisticated and fashionable.

Zhuliang Li’s OUDIFU collection has earned him numerous awards and has grown to become a major fashion force in China and poises him ready to conquer the west as well.

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Francesca Liberatore Spring 2015!

A graduate of Central Saint Martins in London in 2007, Italian designer Francesca Liberatore built up her international design experience by working in the headquarters of some of the world’s top high-end fashion houses, including Viktor & Rolf, Jean Paul Gaultier and Brioni.

In 2009, Francesca Liberatore won the Next Generation competition promoted by Italy’s CNMI and officially established her namesake collection by showing at Milan’s Fashion Week.

Francesca Liberatore has continued to develop an international presence, showing her creations in capsule collections in Paris, London, Tokyo, Canton, New York and Seoul.

Francesca Liberatore was the winner of the 2014 DHL Exported Award, which created a partnership with IMG Fashion for her to show her collection at New York Fashion Week with her first show in September of 2014 for Spring 2015.

For Spring 2015, Francesca Liberatore presented a collection that showed the designers attention to detail in every aspect of the collection from drape to hardware.  A breath of fresh air, Francesca Liberatore’s New York Fashion Week debut has made her a fave to keep an eye on!

Video Photography by Josh Bell