Chictopia 2017 Resort collection
We are the Champs
Coo, Coo, Coo. Stamina, stamina, stamina. The year of the hen is nigh and may the girls be first at the finish line.
Chictopia 2017 Resort collection uses lace, embroideries, and ribbons to create sport-chic dresses, jackets, and bodysuits for the winning girl.
Fruits. Tequila. Fire. Calm. Succulent. Magenta. Lace. Day of the Dead. Fascination. Royal Blue.
Everyone loves a TOURIST.
The eclectic Chictopia AW16 collection is a mixture of Mexican aesthetics and contemporary sport-chic. Fabrics include lace, silk, virgin wool, alpaca fibre, mohair, and down. Using large contours but retaining the feminine silhouette, embracing exotic colors without sacrificing elegance; the pieces speak a language that is romantic but daring, giving a context of bravery and beauty for the contemporary female.
The textiles and cut of this season is a bold breakthrough for the brand, prints are mixed with textural dobby and jacquard fabrics, and the water-soluble embroidery technique is used in a way to mimic real flower petals. All is combined with the haziness and subtleness of coloured lace and pleated chiffon to depict solidity and ethereality. The collection features the use of cotton fabrics, silk, taffeta and other materials through refined and minimalist contemporary tailoring, defining the asymmetric and draping qualities. The cut is very structured, and takes inspiration from geometric shaping and Oriental silhouettes. Design details such as the elastic slogan waistbands that adorn the shoulders and waist add a touch of androgynous rebellion to the design.
Taking inspiration from the tropical jungles and the monkeys hanging there, a wave of crisp green will seize you breathless. Wit, recklessness and vigor are characteristics every girl embodies. Lime green is a call for nature, colorful prints and jacquard patterns of plantation are all unfamiliar allegories, you’ll never know when a monkey will stop and climb onto you to seek food. Silk organza mingled with soft sheep hide will wrap you in comfort.
The collection takes inspiration from the alternative youth culture of the 80’s and the high school memories of the designer during her time in Hong Kong. A button of Rebellion is struck in between endless school days; all constraints are now blown away.
The wardrobe of memories is opened, vibrant smiles of contentment creeps onto her face; this is the taste of hormones.
Vintage wallpapers and the art of collage becomes the source of inspiration for this collection- black and white photographs, grey walls and stippled wallpaper, along with the vibrant floral patterns found upon it, is what this collection is all about. The girl is absorbed into it; the colours creep along the cracks on the walls, extending onto the ceiling and onto the floors, finally crawling up onto the girl’s body, blooming in an array of patterns.
Designer Christine Lau takes seafood stripped fresh from the market streets and combines them with the figures of young girls to create a happy formation. Christine takes the leisurely laying shrimps and theswimming crabs, the delicate and seductive vegetables and the succulent fruit, and gathers them in the pop art style of the sixties. She then uses hand silkscreen printing techniques along with digital printing techniques to recall the classics. Everything about ‘living creatures’ is brought back through repetition and will follow the wearer through an elegant but lively summer.
The collection is inspired by elegant sport, tennis. It presents the feel of energy, young, strong and fresh new. The collection use oversize printing, special custom jacquard fabric, etc.