Chinese Streetwear Label Dakun x Liu Yong Debuts at NYFW
Dakun x Liu Yong debuted at NYFW The Shows with their “Eastern Legends” streetwear collection for women, men, and kids this evening at Spring Studios proving that Chinese designers are the trailblazers of street fashion.Traditional Eastern culture has influenced the fashion industry profoundly, and Liu Yong took this influence, particularly Taoism– one of the most powerful cultures in Asia, into his atelier as the inspiration for this season’s Dakun x Liu Yong runway show.
The Dakun name contains the symbolic meaning of Taoism, which represents the blended Chinese ancient culture with new street style trends – the mystery behind the “Eastern Legends” collection. Liu Yong’s inspiration came across with luxurious fabric coatings, knitted borders, and intricate edging on the garments. Street elements were apparent with the materials used and strategically placed graphics and logos. Male, female, and the cutest children’s looks came down the catwalk in edgy, futuristic reds, army green prints, and black. Accessories like sock slide on sneakers and architectural backpacks complemented Liu Yong’s anorak, hoody, and sweat pant pieces.
The designer wanted to express throughout his show his concept of “Eastern Legends”. Dakun x Liu Yong aims to incorporate typical Chinese fashion with the younger generation. “Eastern Legends” combines history with the latest trends. Notable attendees included actress Francesca Curran of Orange is the New Black, and Real Housewife of New Jersey Danielle Staub.