Sandy Liang went back to her roots of designing lust-worthy, oversize, fur-accented outerwear for her most substantial collection to date. She’s refrained from producing many outerwear styles in her last two showings, due to weather and retail concerns. At her tightly edited presentation, a sizable range of new and evolved archive styles provided Liang’s latest dose of subversion.
“I’m not really working off an inspiration or anything,” Liang said during the presentation. “It’s kind of the same attitude, different season. I’m doing a lot more ready-to-wear, which I’m really into right now.”
Notable new styles included a long puffer coat with supersized fur collar, a teddy bear coat and a camel coat with color block candy fur on the back that was styled with a shearling mohawk beanie, Liang’s first foray into accessories. (She also introduced a pink shearling bucket bag.) She has continued producing pierced and frayed denim, and evolved last season’s florals-condoms print into a fruits-tampons print fashioned into cutout dresses.
Perhaps most noteworthy is Liang’s introduction of men’s wear, though she claims her outerwear has always been unisex. Standout styles shown on male models included a leather moto jacket with fur hood, denim mechanic’s suit, and the most enviable sports jacket to feature fur sleeves.