Fall 2019 Haute Couture: Guo Pei's Alternate Universe
Chinese couturier Guo Pei concluded couture week with a poetic, dream-like collection. Completely free from any commercial constraints, the couturier imagined the afterlife as an alternate universe, where light and darkness co-exist.
Showcasing her atelier’s craftsmanship, she elevated pineapple hemp fiber, hand-folding it in pleats, and embroidering it with pearls, feathers and Swarovski crystals.
Her use of a natural material seems on point given the current discussion on sustainability.