Being a young designer can be daunting — the creative process, pricing, how many collections to design a year, etc — especially in the current fashion landscape. Sandy Liang takes it all in stride, one day at a time. That attitude aligns with her aesthetic, which has a laid-back, of-the-moment cool factor that plays on proportions. “The way I design always is piece by piece. The process itself is very organic and influenced by my life, my friends, the neighborhood I live in, and it’s never about a particular theme,” she said during a preview.
Rest assured, though. Liang has a clear vision for her label. Spring was an extension of resort, which had introduced more shirting and denim with a push to develop more ready-to-wear and expand her outerwear-heavy library. Shirting was chic and offbeat, including an unassuming button down from the front that featured an open back with tiered ruffles, and an oversize shirt meant to be worn off-shoulder with a netted tank underneath. They gave the appearance of relaxed insouciance and a balance of the masculine-feminine. Continuing this subversive thread, a floral print on dresses also had condom wrapper drawings that said, “make love.”
As for the outerwear urbanites have come to crave, there were iterations of classic styles. A moto jacket with embroidery of astrology signs and constellations was playful but discreet enough to be worn all the time, and the voluminous shearling jacket she introduced in resort appeared here in a cotton candy color-blocked version.