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Spring Style of Vivienne Hu

The Vivienne Hu Spring/Summer 2021 collection perfectly captures all the best parts of spring fashion, while staying both classic and modern. The line consists of 50 pieces that channel both comfort and elegance. With clear influence from European design and New York business clothing, the line had a lot of femininity and beauty. 

The collection features pastel colors to go along with the true nature of classic spring shades. With hues of light blue, pink and green, the colors perfectly resemble blooming flowers and the escape of a bleak winter. The pastels were subtle enough not to scream Easter, but are still the perfect colors for escaping a chilly winter. A few black pieces stood out in the collection in contrast to the generally light colors of the line. Although different then the other light and muted tones, black does not channel the energy of spring. However, black is a classic color and is always in style, no matter the season. 

The Spring/Summer 2021 designs are all about details with fewer bold pieces focused on the fit of the clothes more than any flashy patterns. The outfits were made from light fabrics that flowed perfectly with the movements of the models. Satin and silk were used to keep the garments classic and allowed them to shimmer in the light. The dresses and pants were fluid and created movement as the models strutted down the runway. 

Recently, midi skirts have taken over the fashion world. Thinking back to the 2010s, maxi skirts had the spotlight for a few years and short skirts have always been circulating the fashion world. However, skirts that meet in the middle are now everywhere. Midi skirts are perfect for spring because they keep your legs shielded on chilly days, but stay light and airy for the warm temperatures. The long skirts were often paired with a deep neckline to channel just the right amount of modesty. 

Many of the shirts included puffy and long sleeves. Sometimes known as balloon sleeves, this victorian technique was very popular in this year’s fall and winter collections, so it is no surprise they will continue to be popular this spring. This type of sleeve can add a chic demeanor to even a basic outfit. 

The line seems to pull inspiration from lingerie with silk and lace, but channels a level of professionalism that is ready to wear. The line includes many high necks with collars and a trendier version of a blazer. There is a clear inspiration taken from classic business fashion, but many of the looks have cut-outs or sheer pieces that make the outfits feel sexy. 

The accessories were bold and stood out against the simple closet pieces. Statement earrings made out of beautiful beading drew attention upward and stood out against the more basic shirts. Bright, patterned scarves either tied in the model’s hair or around their necks added a pop of color and tied everything together. These accessories contrasted the simple clothing and made a statement in the look. 

What’s a fashion-forward look without incorporating a statement bag or striking shoes. One of the looks was featured with a black, abstract shoulder bag. Although not the same, this bag closely resembles the Christian Dior Oblique Saddle Bag that has been increasingly popular on social media. The unique shape makes it a must-have especially with the popularity of shoulder bags. These mini purses have been one of the most popular types of stylish bags this year. Although shoes are rarely the showcase, the shoes in this line beautifully accentuate the colors of the clothing. Many of the shoes were functional flats or small heels with a bit of color from the outfit. Ruffles were also featured on many of the shoe straps, which is surprising because ruffles were minimal in the clothing pieces. 

This line is significantly different from both the 2020 Spring/Summer collection as well as the 2019 Spring/Summer collection. In the 2019 line, the focus was on patterns and many of the clothes were bolder. Many geometric patterns were featured and the colors were much deeper. The 2020 line also contained deeper colors and included many silver and black pieces. Outerwear and heavy fabrics were much more present in the 2020 collection compared to the upcoming 2021 designs. 

Hu has always been focused on making outfits both professional and stylish, which is hard to find in the world of business clothing. She originally received a degree in finance and worked in investment banking for over three years. She wanted a more creative career path and worked for a degree in fashion from Parsons School of Design. Her first collection was a spring/summer line in 2012 and she opened her first store in 2013. 

“In the corporate world I see women lose their personal style for the sake of professionalism…forced to follow dress code and as a result being ‘uniform’,” said Hu on her website. “Women should never be forced to give up something so personal …My vision is to break open this forced box by bridging the gap between personality and professionalism.”

Vivienne Hu continues to show the professional world that work attire can be fashionable. Her Spring 2021 collection perfectly captures sophistication while staying graceful and sleek. The pieces in this line were functional enough to wear while still showing the designs of high fashion. The exquisite details tied each look together and made the line cohesive. This line is one to watch for this spring, especially if timeless pieces and business wear are a part of your wardrobe. Keep up with Vivienne Hu fashion on their website or Instagram

THE BUSINESS OF FASHION AND INTERSCOPE RECORDS TEAM UP FOR THE #BoF500 GALA

Blurring the lines of fashion and music, The Business of Fashion and Interscope Records are partnering to present exclusive performances by three of the top new acts in music — BØRNS,6LACK, and Daya — at the after-party for the annual #BoF500 Gala.  In addition to the three performances, singer-songwriter Jacob Banks will perform a stripped down set at the #BoF500 Gala dinner and LA-based electronic duo Oliver and UK act AlunaGeorge will provide DJ sets at the after-party.

“Music and fashion will collide at this year’s #BoF500 gala,” said Imran Amed, founder and chief executive of The Business of Fashion. “There is nothing we love more than to bring people together at a powerful intersection to learn and advance culture.”

“Music and fashion are both industries that sit at the forefront of culture,” said Steve Berman, Vice-Chairman of Interscope Records. “The opportunity to partner with The Business of Fashion to showcase some of our most exciting talent will make for a highlight of New York Fashion Week.“

The invitation-only event celebrates and recognizes the people shaping the global fashion industry, with attendees from over 20 countries around the world. The #BoF500 gala has quickly become one of the pivotal moments of the annual fashion calendar and is being held in New York for the first time.

Guests confirmed to attend the party so far include Selena Gomez, Jared Leto, Karlie Kloss, Halima Aden, Doutzen Kroes, Adriana Lima, Andreja Pejic, Jordan Barrett, Ashley Graham, Imaan Hamman, Adwoa Aboah, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge, Liu​ Wen, Lineisy Monteiro, Grace Elizabeth, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Binx Walton, Rila Fukushima, Alek Wek,​ Tommy Hilfiger, Tory Burch, Diane von Furstenberg, Donna Karan, Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez, Kris Van Assche, Trey Laird, Elizabeth Saltzman, ​Ashley Brokaw, James Scully, Carine Roitfeld, Robbie Meyers, Katie Grand, Olivier Zahm, Nadja Swarovski​, Anna Cleveland, Arizona Muse, Caroline Vreeland, Caroline de Maigret, Carolyn Murphy, Chelsea Leyland, Cory Bond, Ezra Miller, Garrett Neff, Harley Viera Newton, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Foley, Kate Davidson Hudson, Langley Fox Hemingway, Leila Yavari, RJ King, Riley Montana, Sara Sampaio, Toni Garrn, and 150+ important influencers from global fashion, music and culture.

WHEN: Saturday, 9th September 2017, 10pm — 2am.

WHERE: PUBLIC ARTS, 215 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

BØRNS: The first of these performers is Garrett Borns, better known by his stage name BØRNS, an American singer-songwriter from Michigan. His debut track “10,000 Emerald Pools” reached #1 on HypeMachine upon release, and “Electric Love” has been praised on Twitter by both Taylor Swift and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic. He is the second most-streamed artist of all time through Spotify Discover.

Garrett will be dressed by Gucci.

6LACK: Next up is Atlanta singer and songwriter 6LACK who has been making waves in the music industry with his current single “PRBLMS,” a throbbing, melodic R&B break-up anthem. 6LACK was recently dubbed Apple Music’s New Artist of the Week and was recently featured as one of Rolling Stone’s 10 ‘New Artists You Need To Know’, one of Pigeons and Planes ‘Best New Artists of 2016’, and Billboard’s April ‘Chartbreaker’. He recently wrapped The Weeknd’s ‘Legend of the Fall’ North American Tour with Rae Sremmurd.

6LACK will be dressed by Off White.

Daya: Grace Martine Tandon, professionally known as Daya, is an American singer and songwriter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She released her self-titled debut EP Daya in 2015, including the song “Hide Away” which peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100. She released her debut studio album Sit Still, Look Pretty in 2016 and won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording for “Don’t Let Me Down” with The Chainsmokers.

Daya will be dressed by Brandon Maxwell.