In the A-W 2021-22 collection, Judy Zhang takes inspirations fromAnna May Wong’s style andelegance, the first sino-americancinema star and the first Asian-American who became aninternational celebrity. Between the Twenties and the Thirties she became a style icon thanks to the way she dressed andtalked and especially to her behavior that defied the convention of that time. In every collection the designer Judy starts from a fil rouge that fully embodies the combination ofWestern and Eastern culture that she perfectly knows how to mix. The elegance of the shapes andthe style of the collection recall the inspirational character that encloses the first two worlds Americaand China.Her beloved Italy is shown on the textile printing that represents thePresena Glacier,which is gradually turning pink because of a seaweed.
The suggestive images of the glacierenchants the viewbut the presence of seaweed flowers it’s a very bad news for its health becausedark snow absorbs more sunlight. It means a faster melting of the glacier. The visual graphic of the collection is exactly this chromatic stain dyed of pink, green, light blueand a touch of red, and it is chosen for the “suites” of the female silhouettes for the waist of theblazers combined with the men’s cut trousers and super tight turtlenecks.Theluxurious fabrics, shaped with mastery to create coats, dresses, blazers,trousers, shirts andskirts with tailored cut and details, characterize the selections that offers silk, wool, cashmere,velvet and special Japanese fabric. The fuchsia mohair has been chosen for the warm coat with itsunmistakable pointed collar and beltat the waist. The light blue and green lather is the chosen fabric for the tank top to wear with the shirts with important sleeves and its skirt with a deep slit.Every item is hymn to Chinese haute couture that the designer proudly wants to bring all around theworld. The color palette that colors Judy’s creations are the inevitable black and white, lit by the thousands shades of blue and green, in addition to camel and pink. Embroideryare made with beads and they remind the flowers of orchids to embellish denim skirts and pants.The important structure of the jackets and shirts shoulders made with a particular technique, the tight suits and the miniskirt with beads, tell about Judy Zhang’s woman nature which is distinguished by courage, independence and refined sensuality, always ready to fight for the things in which she believes even against any convention.