The new Dan Liu Spring/Summer 2018 collection could be described in three words: elegant, poised, and confident. The collection, which was inspired by the relaxed beach days of summer, as well as the beautiful pastel colors of spring, was presented at the Skylight Clarkson Sq on a sunny Sunday morning.
In his fourth season of New York Fashion Week, Dan Liu, who is of a Chinese-Japanese Canadian, played with traditional feminine silhouettes and textures, such as an A-line dress with ruffles. The color palette included almost every color of spring and early summer, ranging from baby pink and scarlet red to turquoise and royal blue.. In addition, whether for a day at the beach, or for a brunch with your girlfriends, the collection included an option for every occasion.
The opening look was a stunning red satin dress, which was a combination between a wrap dress and an A-line. The dress perfectly wrapped around the model’s waist, while it flared out at her hips. The dress stopped right above the knee, adding a slight seductive yet modest element into the look.
Another memorable look from the collection was a navy, white polka-dotted jumpsuit, which resembled the recently-retired pajama trend, but looked very beach chic. The look fit the model in an effortless way, which made it seem as if she has just woken up and gone about her day.
Each ensemble in the collection kept a bare minimum amount of accessories, and had beige pumps, or silver/gold ankle-strap heels to compliment it. In contrast, the makeup was statement-making and mesmerizing. With peacock feathers attached to the eyebrows of the models, the eyes were accentuated with heavy strokes of smudged black or brown eyeliner. In order to balance off the heavy eye makeup, each model wore a nude or a light pink gloss, which created an effect of party on the top and effortless beauty on the bottom.
For the grand finale of the show, Dan Liu presented a white, flowy wrap dress, which was accessorized with a hula-hoop that was covered with peacock feathers. As the model graciously marching by the attendees, each person in the audience pulled out their mobile device in order to record and embed the moment in their memory and in their iCloud. The look was a perfect end to the runway show since it created peace between the entire collection and the ideas behind it.