According to MASHAMA, playful prints and colour are no longer exclusive to summer.

The Chinese designer showed off her FW19 collection to an adoring crowd on this past Sunday night, sending out layers of jade, cobalt, and magenta alongside mixed prints and statement accessories (borrowed from OFR & Zesh).

The show, appropriately titled “She Walks Among Us”, is rooted in awakening women’s self-awareness, tapping into the endless desires of the unconscious. Through exploring experimentation with emotions, the designs, as described in a statement, aim to “awaken with an independent and self-aware female consciousness, born from self-destruction.”

What translated to the clothes was a mixture of asymmetrical cuts, knitted fabrics, and feminine silhouettes. The looks were elegant yet contemporary, honing in on what a modern woman wants from her wardrobe.

The show notes emphasize the unveiling of the complex and infinite layers of the human psyche, yet the most striking layer of the outfits were, ironically, the outer ones. The collection of coats, ranging from classic camel wool to a flowy fuschia, truly showcased the Central Saint Martins grad’s talent at constructing impeccably tailored garments. A personal favourite was the jade plaid, complemented by a matching knee-length kilt with yellow lace detailing and a black turtleneck – it transformed the traditionally highland pattern into a universally chic staple look.

Additionally, she kept in trend with sustainably conscious fabrics, using fake furs and fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles using the Repreve technology.

The dynamic charisma exuded through the clothes played with our senses and questioned the traditional identity we associate with autumnal dressing. Intriguing and impressive.