What if we told you some of the best looks of New York Fashion Week are being spun by the youngest talents the city has to offer? Enter designer Rui Zhou’s debut collection, Close Up: a transfixing tangle of delicate knitwear and pearls, shown as part of Parson’s MFA runway show. As someone who appreciates “asymmetry, irregularity and imperfection”, and lending herself to the Japanese Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, the new designer explores the spaces between those closest to her. Become ensnared.
Rui Zhou’s SS 19 collection can be found on her Instagram @dandelion_1994.