The 2018 Spring Summer LUNYEE collection is inspired by nature and a desire to tap into the wider side of our surroundings. In a world increasingly lived through screens, the urge for the first-hand contact with nature has become stronger and more visceral than ever. The health concerns linked to this has affected the youth culture, seen with an evident wanting to hark back to nature and a surge in eco-activism.
As a result, LUNYEE’s menswear and womenswear collections both concentrate on conceptual cuts and asymmetry, centred around an artful and considered aesthetic as a key silhouette. Dresses are cut in soft textures and come asymmetrically wrapped. Dissected and reassem bled, forming contemporary and individual shapes, with a focus on voluminous proportions.
Lunyee is a collaborative art and design project initiated by designers Saini Chan and Sophie Han. Their focus is the production of a ready-to-wear men’s and women’s fashion label that evolves alongside a range of fashion design and other art-related activities.
In 2015 they established a unique working space in Shenzen, China, where they explore new approaches to fashion as a way to participate in a wider discussion about new possibilities for the production and consumption of contemporary culture.
Lunyee represents an ongoing approach to constricting by creating working situations rather than reflecting any singular idea or current aesthetic. Their collections respond to the role clothing and objects play in constructing our daily lives, elaborating on a series of new and un expected forms of multi-functionality for everyday basics.
They utilize a range of high-quality fibres and highly personalised production techniques to ad dress, transcend and stimulate a variety of social situations.
For LUNYEE studios, the point is to make clothing and objects that adapt, respond to and inspire changing conditions for contemporary living.