Inspired by the underground punk movement that ran from the 70’s to the late 90’s, the UNDERAGE AW18 collection comments on the rebellious and social disruption of the era - and what that means for someone of a similar mindset today.‘Riots of Our Own’ as it is titled, celebrates self-expression, independence and nonconformity, acknowledging the makers of change from the past and applying it to a personal, modern day fight against the grain.A fearless womenswear collection with a nod to a unisex attitude, the pieces combine tradition-al techniques with contemporary approaches. The use of age-old screen printing their original illustrations is an example of this, as well as delicate mock-devoré mixed with cool metallics and provocative mirrored prints on conservatively tailored garments.TEXTURESPure tailoring wool, polyester chiffon, technical jersey, cotton jersey & ribbing, microfiber poly-ester, polyester twill, monroe satin polyester, cotton corduroy.
COLOUR PALETTEGold, silver, red, yellow, black, white, navy.ABOUT THE DESIGNERYing Shen was born in Beijing China, where she went on to initially study graphic design, focusing on multiple disciplines including film, animation and 3D modelling, before coming to London to pursue fashion. She enlisted at Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design where she honed her various design skills into garment design and construction, whilst also gaining a specific interest in dying and printing textiles. Now permanently based in London, Ying Shen has since founded womenswear brand, ‘UNDERAGE’ - Shen is delighted to be showing her AW18 collection at the ICA during LFW.
CREDITSShow production: Evelyn Tsekoura @ Dot Athena Styling: Rubina MarchioriMake up: Jinny KimHair: Roger ChoSet Designer: Angie VasileiouSound Design: Jeph VangerJewellery by: Skylar Long