Check out all of the Taosim-inspired looks at NYFW by Dakun x Liu Yong

From Chinese street to the style elite because the Millennials need this!

Dakun x Liu Yong at NYFW

On the streets of Shanghai, it is increasingly common to see teenagers and twenty-somethings sporting white T-shirts. These shirts are emblazoned with “Supreme” logos.  Some hoodies with exaggerated lengths made popular by Vetements and the restrained, monochromatic urban aesthetic of brands such as Off White.

The merging of designer fashion and streetwear is a worldwide phenomenon, but in China, the lines between high fashion, fast fashion, niche brands, and youth culture are blurring at breakneck speed.

And that’s what was debuted by Dakun x Liu Yong at New York Fashion Week. 

 The Chinese Invasion is finally to be seen at the NYFW on 13th September!

Dakun opens s/s19 show with interesting monochromatic styling + first look. Image Credit: @julia_sariy


Proving that Chinese designers are the trailblazers of street fashion, Dakun x Liu Yong debuted their SS19 “Eastern Legends” collection for women, men, and children at Spring Studios, the official home of NYFW: The Shows.

 Dakun x Liu Yong

 The brand name, “DAKUN” originated from a Chinese legend within Huaxia civilization. The designer, Liu Yong draws inspiration from ancient Chinese culture and focuses on designing in a novel way.

The design of DAKUN combined with casual luxurious materials and interesting fabrications has to make Liu Yong one of the most prolific designers sought after by Chinese youth and fashion notables. By using excellent fabrication and fun visual design, DAKUN aims to display the unique lifestyle of young Chinese generation across the world, who dare to challenge the traditions and eager to create their new era.

 Traditional Eastern culture has influenced the fashion industry profoundly, and Liu Yong took this influence, particularly Taoism. It is one of the most powerful cultures in Asia, into his atelier as the inspiration for this season’s Dakun x Liu Yong runway show. The Dakun name contains the symbolic meaning of Taoism, which represents the blended Chinese ancient culture with new fashion trends – the mystery behind the “Eastern Legends” collection.

The Celeb Secrets gals had the chance to check out the collection at the runway presentation last night, and we were absolutely blown away by what we saw. Liu Yong’s inspiration came across with luxurious fabric coatings, knitted borders, and intricate edging on the garments. Street elements were apparent with the materials used and strategically placed graphics and logos. Male, female, and the cutest children’s looks came down the catwalk in edgy, futuristic reds, army green prints, and black. Accessories like sock slide on sneakers and architectural backpacks complemented Liu Yong’s anorak, hoody, and sweat pant pieces. 

The designer wanted to express throughout his show his concept of “Eastern Legends”. Yong aims to incorporate typical Chinese fashion with the younger generation. “Eastern Legends” combines history with the latest trends.

You can browse through the gallery below to see all the looks from Yong ‘s SS19 collection.

 Notable attendees that honored the show from the Front Row were actress Francesca Curran of Orange is the New Black, Real Housewife of New Jersey Danielle Staub, and editors from the New York Times, NY Post, and CR Fashion Book.

Video Courtsey: @styledingrace

Video Courtsey: @francis_lamar_

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