Lisa N. Hoang Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
Lisa N. Hoang showcased her lastest collection at NYFW SS18. Inspired by William Forsythe’s’ ‘Scattered Crowds’, a whimsical spacial installation that explores the ‘relationship, of distance, of humans and emptiness, of coalescence and decision’, this season’s collection explores the concept of space and the way it can be filled whilst still remaining empty. Though both Forsythe and Hoang both uncover the idea of emptiness through physical space, emptiness is also experienced psychologically through human emotions.
Lisa N. Hoang’s Spring and Summer 18 Collection explores the four stages that one experiences before they can fully achieve ‘Clarity’: birth, innocence, rebellion and desire. The emotions faced at each stage varies from person to person much like the experience one has depending on their decision to manoeuvre the balloons or not.
The colour palette for the earlier stages of Birth and Innocence mimic the themes of purity through lighter shades whereas the later stages of Rebellion and Desire are represented through darker shades that add an air of mystery and sultriness.
The choice of flowy, sheer fabrics such as lace and chiffon has not only allowed for movement but also for a layering effect which plays along with the varying opacity of Forsythe’s balloons creating depth in space. The combination of sheers and cut-outs foster a space that calls to be filled by one’s body.
Casting and production – Trew Production
Make up and Hair – Ashley Brooke Perryman
Photo by Anton Oparin