LONDON, Feb. 18 -- Chinese designer Gao Yang, also be called Simon Gao, brought his new collection as the last show of the five-day star-studded London Fashion Week on Tuesday evening.
Born in 1981, Gao is one of the hottest young designers in China, who created a brand, named SIMONGAO in 2012. Gao unveiled his autumn and winter new collection during the show on Tuesday.
Paying tribute to oriental wisdom and world civilizations, Gao chose various kinds of materials for his new collection, including fur, wool, cashmere, cotton, silky and sporty fabrics.
With the major colors of black, white and gray, Gao added brown and dark green at this time. Without heels, models worn sports shoes and plimsolls, while the exquisite decorations also made Gao's show unique.
"Every model looks fantastic, and I like the outfits, models' faces, hair style and make-up, as it's very different from my country, I find they are very unique, and hope to wear the cloth of the designer," said Irina Lorbunova.
"Wang is good at combining the oriental culture with the western's. In his designs this time, I can feel some Chinese elements, though it's not apparent. He also added some western elements and his own style into his design," said Li Dangqi, chairman of China Fashion Association, after watching the show.
"Chinese fashion is entering into a stage of 'China creation' from 'China made' since the county went through reforms and opening. An increasing number of Chinese fashion brands and enterprises have been seen rising, so do the Chinese young designers," said Xiang Xiaowei, Minister Counsellor of Cultural Section with the Chinese embassy in Britain.
"More Chinese students are learning fashion and design in Britain, and more Chinese designers partook in the event. The London Fashion Week is really a good platform for Chinese new designers, and the transformation of 'China creation'," he added.
British rock star Rochelle Humes, rap singer Tinie Tempah, television presenter Zoe Hardman attended the show on Tuesday.
According to the statistics released on the website of London Fashion Week, more than 200 designers across the world participated in the event.