Thursday, 3 October 2013

LFW SS2014 PING HE'S impressive debut collection...


Timeless style and enduring elegance, 

The hair and make-up was perfect for  the lady like collection by Bill Watson and the Tony and Guy Artistic team.
Ping and her make- up coordinator Jo Sugar and one of her talented team

Ping and husband back stage after show

Ping used to be part of the Alexander McQueen design team under Sarah Burton and you could tell by the exquisite attention to detail in her designs. Pings designs were flattering and lady like with just the right twist of originality to make the collection different enough to stand out. She told me that she has a real love of architecture, and form following function. These clothes looked demure and had a seductive emotional functionality .
I had in the few moments of viewing made the decision that I might want to wear the black leather jacket or a stylishly simple cream dress. Why? because I could see that Ping understands what looks good on women. Employing contradictory concepts her vision sees soft and strong, elegant and powerful elements combined in a subtle classic way.
The PingHe woman she told me is strong and feminine, desirable to men and admired by other women. Ping's oriental origins could be seen in some of her shapely dress silhouettes. 
A luxurious and indulgent collection for a woman who wants an effortless wardrobe of easy to wear statement pieces Pinghe added an element of personalisation with a white waistcoat with a detachable leather peplum, and a dress with leather wings that can be fastened or left open. I liked the lazer cut details, hand finished stitches and a hint of lace in the linings of the clothes. Ping told me that her collection is made in China by skilled artisans.
Key pieces include a peplum leather jacket in white leather with accents of Python, and a strapless mini dress with peekaboo pockets with cut out details emerging from the hemline.
Each piece had the TLC of couture, a luxury finish that PINGHE has she hopes become increasingly synonymous with her name. An aspirational vision for her brand!

Copy and photography Schelay