Designer: Shaly Guo, Rong Zhang
Models: Lulu, Sunny, Si
Photographer: Qian, Josephine
NYC RAW 2017
Fashion Show [7/20]
Shaly Guo is a womenswear brand based in New York. The founder Shuang Guo was born in China. She did her BA fashion in Beijing institute of fashion and technology. After that, she came to School of art institute of Chicago MD Fashion Design and Society to study her Master degree and graduate in 2017.
Rong Zhang is a Chinese Womenswear Fashion Designer. Her collection is defined by its artistic fusion of craftsmanship, modern femininity, and youth culture influences with a sense of refined ease. Rong Zhang received her Bachelor degree in Womenwear from London Collage of Fashion in 2015, and graduated from the Master Fashion Design Degree in School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. Rong’s collections has been featured in leading publications such as Vogue, Rion Magazine
Shaly always has a passion for using story and movies as imaginative tools to cross the boundaries of reality and float into a fantasy world. She likes to find unrelated or impossible things to make possible and balance in her way, fake and surreal, romantic and gothic, beautiful and horror, something twisted inside but interesting.
Rong’s latest Collection 'Traces' uses craftsmanship, historical details to construct a casual sense. Emotions such as 'oppressive', 'peaceful', 'massive' and ‘repetitive’ comes from her stressful high school examination memories. Inspiration drawn from contemporary art, subculture is combined with an emphasis on tailoring and the manipulation of fabrics.