Presenting their third season for the house of Cacharel, Ling Lui and Dawei Sun, whose joint design history includes Balenciaga, Galliano and Yves Saint Laurent, showed a collection perfect for springtime. Pinpointing their muse as being a rock n’ roll princess with an edge, the pair teamed gamine, pixie crops with fresh and breezy shapes in shades of green, white and blue. It was femininity at its delicate best, wafting airily sheer shirts smattered with watercolour florals and ruffle-hemmed shirt dresses perfect for a tea party. “It’s very important for us to take the Cacharel DNA and try to put it with our own inspiration and our own personalities,” explained Liu and Sun. Swingy trapeze dresses, and others bursting with RaRa appeal, and later pouffy puff-ball versions sashayed out across the runway. Embroidery adorned shirts and patterned shorts blurred by overlays of sheer fabric offered the unique vision for girlie chic from the design duo as they indulged in detail with flared waist tops, cut out patterns at the sleeves and fluid mermaid-style dresses that clung to the body. There was a section dedicated to the catwalk colour of choice, which came in fresh shades of tangerine, peach and satsuma across dresses that were flippy and waist-cinching, long and flowy, little shorts and inflated a-line skirts. Citing movement as a point of reference for their fairy light silhouettes, playful frills and ruffles and swirly decorative motifs; the pair proved their creative collaboration was three times the charm for the Cacharel brand.
Catwalk images: copyright vogue.co.uk