Celebration and fashion have always gone hand in hand, the happiest occurrences transmogrified into physical material by ardent artistry and design. As an explorative expressionist of our age, Kai Nguyen – through his brand Lumières – has finely tuned the power and importance of both celebration and the ‘new’ through his previous “Year of the Snake” collection. But he has never succeeded in integrating them quite as magnificently as he did with his “Year of the Horse” Collection.
Drawing inspiration from Asian art, music, and literature, Lumières cunningly blends the conventional with the ultramodern as evident with the ‘MÃ’ – which stands for horse in Vietnamese – present on the garments, and the minimalist, yet intricate makeup of the horse’s structure by enlisted designer Dan Hoopert. And, staying true to their philosophy of growth-through-design, Lumières releases the collection with an epitome of looking to the future with positivity while seamlessly pouring one’s heart into the embrace of innovation.
Additionally, the collection also aims to bring to face the ‘digital-societal-culture’ that has consumed the world of creativity. With Ian Conner piloting the “American Freedom” lookbook, it was core that Lumières held the same vitality in their latest collection compilation. With this ideal, Lumières seized the stage – as well as making a martyr of their previous lookbook – with the likes of young influencers such as Glyn Brown, Joo Henderson, Luka Sabbat and more to act as visual exhibits of the “Year of the Horse” collection. Captured by the likes of Diego Andrade and Justin Amoafo, the lookbook provides a visual identity that is reminiscent of a new stage of streetwear and creativity while seamlessly introducing the rebellion of a new young, creative generation.
We are proud to announce that Lumières “Year of The Horse Collection” will be coming soon to EjderForLife.
By Shandopaul Sewell