Uma Wang set the latest summer episode of her conceptual fairytale among the dunes of the North African Sahara. Echoes of nomadic caravans resonated in the collection, which beautifully showcased the Chinese designer’s personal interpretation of an effortlessly elegant, discreet yet strong femininity. The lineup was an essay on modern minimalism with an array of fluid tunics and roomy pants crafted from lightweight materials with a breezy feel. Many of the pieces, from the one-shoulder jumpsuits, the flowing overalls and the frocks, sometimes with revealing cutouts on the back or slits in the sides, were cut in asymmetric silhouettes. Fabrics, including silk, cotton, as well as jacquard and paperlike cloths, were pleated and draped to inject a subtly dynamic feel into the designs. The graphic appeal of stripes, plaids and micro-geometric patterns were balanced by the prints of pictures shot by Wang in African villages. The sophisticated mood was enhanced by a chic desert-inspired palette, which ranged from ochre and sand tones to black, blue and bright white.

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