Last night, dreams took flight as design duo Laurence & Chico presented their Fall / Winter 2017 Collection, LC888<—>LC889, at Pier 59 Studios. Inspired by whimsical dreams of air travel, the collection was conceived while sketching and dozing on flights between New York and Li and Wang’s hometown of Vancouver.
The collection is comprised of 18 looks that include a combination of oversized velvet pieces and more tailored, intricate looks. Using Laurence’s vibrant illustrations, Chico designed the collection with pillows, cushions, and comfort in mind. Pearls in various sizes were used as embellishments on jacquards and puffed up velvets, in addition to functioning as seams, connecting different together materials to create a new fabrication. Using the brand’s signature prints and fabric manipulation, the duo created a captivating feeling of being up in the air: dreamy, euphoric and ethereal.
The models were accessorized with oversized square wigs, custom gloves + shoes and phones cases from their collaboration with Candies. Each look was finished with a futuristic makeup look by Beautyblender, which supplied its own Pro team for the first time this season.
The presentation featured model Shaun Ross (Laurence & Chico is the only show he is walking in this season) and music by DJ May Kwok. Joining in the celebration were notables that included Miss J. Alexander, Larsen Thompson, Vienna Skye, Louisa Warwick, Mery Racauchi, Cailli + Sam Beckerman and more.
Inspired by whimsical dreams of air travel, the collection came to life in a loop of sketching and dozing during flights back and forth from Laurence Li and Chico Wang’s hometown, Vancouver, and New York City. “In the dream, we were wrapped by one giant soft pillow while marshmallow-clouds passed by the plane window one by one. The pillow was so comfy and warm. Within these clouds, there were sleepy, laid back, unusual creatures, along with plane-looking creatures that fuels by farting. This is Airline LC888<—>LC889. The collection aims to bring this dream to all of you.” – Chico Wang, Creative Director.