OUDIFU by fashion designer Zhuliang Li was not a name we were familiar with but we sure got clued in PDQ--- the beautiful first looks-a Ivory/Brown Elephant print in flowing silk with matching hammer pants-crop top ensemble-and a stunning silk elephant -sky blue print short sleeve dress…setting viewers up for a luxurious RTW runway show.
The wonderful summery palette at first- reminded us of Amboseli-the elephant sanctuary in Kenya---but the sophisticated silhouettes-reminded us more of the polished master Giorgio Armani (an inspiration)…which goes a long way to explaining why this Shanghai based fashion designer has 200 RETAIL OUTLETS in China.
|OUDIFU S/S 2015 Collection colors---in fun key chain given out at the show|
There was also a sprinkling of rich navy and deep black colors …and mixed fabrics such as summery/ airy swiss dot and linen--- -with some beading and leather details…all adding up to effortless chic.
Alibaba (BABA) was the largest NY Stock Exchange IPO in history-launched this week---so it seems appropriate-timewise- that a Chinese based luxury brand would merit a significant amount of attention here, too.
OTHER CREDITS: Jon Reyman for Aveda-Hair, Felix Nguyen for Bobbi Brown -Makeup, Ajah Clovis for Nubar-Manicures