The collection was inspired by the adventure-action film, Monster Hunt, and its main character, Wuba, which underscore tolerance and co-existence, family values, love and hope. The film’s lush imagery finds expression in prints echoing the varied landscapes of mountains and rivers. Colors reflecting nature blues, greens, sands and other earth tones with touches of aurora corals, misty mauves and dusky pinks – are rendered in soft denim, cotton twill, silk voile, silk chiffon, lace and fine mesh.

Signature mesh overlays and hand-crafted embroideries depict Wuba and other mystical creatures such as the double headed crane and fabled nine tailed fox in a magical dreamland where imagination makes all possible. Silhouettes are airy, relaxed, and comfortable but are given shape by sash belts at the waist or sleeves, and artful gathers. East meets West and Yin meets Yang – with a nod to the masculine in boxy, oversized coats and dusters with a Daoist influence to feminine, ruffled dresses with asymmetric handkerchief hems and ruched tops with a romantic flair. The collection speaks to a playful journey of the mind, from fantasy to modern, urban chic.

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