Chinese blogger Candy Li pointed her rubber duck-encased smartphone at Ryan Lo’s show set, the satchels of White Rabbit candies on each seat, and then her silvery nails and Delfina Delettrez eyeball rings — all the while talking nonstop.
No doubt she was broadcasting to extroverts like herself, partial to the loud, overtly feminine clothes Lo favors.
Here were enveloping coats flocked with flower blossoms, ruffled dresses in iridescent organza and silly accessories, from pom-pom socks to faux-fur scarves resembling rabbit skins, with dangling legs and jeweled eyeballs.
This was an unabashed ode to the films the Hong Kong native treasures, borrowing elements from thousands of years of Chinese culture, from obvious signposts like quilted satin jackets and cheongsams to kitsch sweaters emblazoned with tigers and butterflies.
What stood out was Lo’s obsession with unique textures, like the frothy prom dresses that resembled the tissue paper arches over the runway.