Vivienne Hu’s latest Fall/Winter 2020 collection can be described by one simple phrase: Romanticism of the Southwest.
On February 7th, in the midst of the NYFW chaos and excitement, the New York based designer’s collection brought a sense of familiarity as it paid tribute to Americana fashions. The women’s ready-to-wear collection featured forty looks that could be described as cowboy chic essentials, dreamy fighter pilot leather-wear and smartly tailored down jackets.
While describing her design process, Hu explains, “I was inspired by the beauty and sheer magnitude of the great American Southwest. I think it was Antelope Canyon that first stole my breath away. In this collection, I hope to capture the nostalgia of witnessing such natural grandeur while playing on the lore of the west.”
While staying true to the essence of the collection, models strutted down the runway donning westernized silhouettes, leather tuxedos, an array of quilted outerwear & snakeskin prints complemented by neutral tones. The pieces were highly detailed, completed with riveted studs, sequined handkerchief scarves & suede fabrics.
Not only did the collection include footwear and accessories, but it also involved collaborations with Sustainable Fur producer, Saga Furs and Luxury Danish Jewelry line, Shamballa Jewels. The final runway look boasted an impressive price tag of $200,000 with its diamond and gold embellished gown.
The collection painted the typical ‘Vivienne Hu Girl’ as a powerful, fierce and united group of women, as portrayed by the emotional, unified finale. The showcase displayed an alluring representation of an empowered American women, making for an inspiring expedition.