• Anneliese Aeria

Yan Deng-Yu SS’20 LFW

To close my season in London, I couldn’t have asked for a more stunning show to close, than chinese designer, Yan Deng-Yu. Inspired by architectural elements, movements, and a contrast between light and dark, Yan’s designs are a force to be reckon with.

Leading up to the show, I had the honor of working with Lan Nguyen to be the hair and makeup test model for the official look prior to hitting the runway. I personally love to see the evolution of an artists look, and show, and gives me an even greater appreciation for the creative process that goes into the final making of a collection.

Yan was very thoughtful in his decisions regarding hair and makeup, ensuring it reflected the collection and himself well. Of the 10 models, 2 models (including myself) had a drastically lighter almost iridescent, ethereal look. As compared to the bold, 80s red lip, and strong eye, my look was almost angelic, and a sharp contrast. My hair was such a fun-do too! Undercombed, and slicked back on the sides, the top middle portion of my hair was back combed, and carefully quaffed into a sleek mohawk by the skillful L’Oreal hair team.

Upon show time, the British Fashion Council show space was hustling, steamers were steaming, and anticipation of the soon to begin show was growing! I slipped on my white jumpsuit, slid into my second jacket piece, and with the help of my dressers, stepped into my shoes ( because I couldn’t bend over, nevertheless sit down in this suit!). We carefully placed the caging perfectly entwined with my second layering of flowing fabric. In lineup, the hair team pinned my veil, and then it was GO TIME!

I then hit the runway with a fast pace, and closed the show for Yan Deng-Yu. The crowd was packed, the music loud, and with a fun group of girls along side me the finale was just as great! What a fun, and inspiring way to close London Fashion Week! Thank you for having me Yan xx