Updated: Aug 4
Aiming to promote global change with his SS19 collection Simon Mo once again focused on the nature and fragility of earths beauty. Combining environmental awareness with a collection of beautifully tailored designs to appeal to the fashion week audience, the Taiwan designer used his collection to draw attention to the ecological damage of plastics and the human behaviours that directly contribute to this.
Focusing on the pollution of earth’s oceans, the collection transforms outdated nautical features such as vintage scuba suits shifting them into contemporary representations of the ocean. Pairing exaggerated silhouettes, exotic colours and gauze fabric skirts resembling sea waves, each individual element links together, signifying marine features.
Incorporating chequered patterns, sequins and block colours in the form of jackets, coats and casual dresses, the added layering coats within the collection allowed for a modern dimension in addition to the retro marine components, creating appeal for the contemporary wearer while remaining true to the collection’s main focus on the sacred beauty of the ocean.
Free flowing dresses within the collection flawlessly embodied the aquatic theme of the line. Constructed from elegant light fabrics, the dresses flowed effortlessly while drifting down the runway. Combining a mix vertical and horizontal stripes, multiple shades of blue, synched waists, and contrasts in fabrics, the features making up each dress impeccably resembled the elegant, unpredictable movement of the seas waves and the vulnerability of the earths oceans.