One of the few designers on the official schedule to show menswear, Wang Yutao is a respected name in his home country of China.
“Yutao is a marksman in fine tailoring and traditional heritage craftsmanship, fusing both Eastern and Western cultures to create modern, clean lines which encapsulate the brand’s philosophy and simplicity.”
With his new collection showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, the designer is seeking to expand his profile globally.
Now, whatever you imagine Chinese fashion to be like, scrap that idea.
More couture than traditional, Yutao’s Spring 2015 collection, offered a modern take on classic tailoring with a subtle play on the masculine-feminine androgynous look that is so present in fashion at the moment.
Walking down the runway, we saw lightweight silks and prints in tones of beige and royal blue; whilst other looks displayed knotted silk scarves, bomber jackets rendered in silk stripes, and sweater-and-short combinations with embossed fabric that added detail to otherwise simple pieces.
But his collection didn’t just include designs for the male body, he also sent out a 60s-inspired collection of pop-floral A-line dresses for girls, providing a more vintage aesthetic with a palette consisting mainly of primary colours.