Ryan LO — Fall/Winter 2018
In the romantic scene of David Shrigley’s gallery at Sketch, Hong Kong born designer Ryan Lo illustrates evolution with a collection of his personal statements that form his creative archive. Both models and delicately made up mannequins occupied the space ornately, allowing us to pass by and admire on the artist’s triumphs from the past 10 seasons.
The reoccurring themes of romantic fantasy within Lo’s constructions trigger a state that challenges traditional norms in fashion, and encourages us to adopt his state of mind. The artist’s contemporary modernist approach is balanced by historical references of design, forming a subject that embraces her culturally expansive dreams, whilst interacting with nostalgia. Lo combines layers of tulle and gathered lace in an array of both classic and modern aesthetics. Exquisite rainbow frocks in faded shades and puff-sleeved candy Victoriana dresses counteract gracefully against the communication of the monochrome couture, resembling the subject’s fleeting nature.