Gold reigned supreme at the jaw-dropping show of haute designer Sheguang Hu during this year’s New York Fashion Week. Hu’s stunning “V-reborn” was held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 at Angel Orensanz Center (172 Norfolk Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York).
V-reborn’s color pallet featured shades of white, nude and gold. Hu’s designs were a sublime juxtaposition of earthly and unearthly, drawing from grotesque and animalistic themes and infusing them with an otherworldly beauty and simplicity. The show featured two sessions with three sections each: The first session was about life, with sections titled “Clear,” “Nature” and “Transform.” The second section was about soul, with sections titled “Growth,” “Suffering” and “Bloom.”
Fashions were modeled by an international team spanning cultures and ages. Models included 70-year-old 2016 Chinese Miss Tourism Bin Han; actor Zhang Rui, who recently appeared in a soon-to-be-aired episode of Agent Princess with Zhao Liying; top model and freelance producer Mariana Verkerk; “Chinese Lady Gaga” and fashion blogger Xixi; and entertainment industry guru Fu Hongsheng, broker of Sa Dingding and brother of famous Chinese singer Fu Disheng.
V-reborn was part fashion showcase and part performance. The show’s musical backdrop was provided by celebrated international musicians Sa Dingding and Ba Yin He He. Dingding is a world-renowned Tibetan Buddhist singer with an unearthly voice that is said to pierce through the space-time continuum. Dingding and Sheguang Hu previously collaborated in “Masked Singer China 2,” when she invited Hu to customize the amazing “Wukong” dress she wore on stage. Yin He He creates ethereal, mysterious and timeless music. She has many years of experience in the Guangdong Armed Police politics & arts troupe, where she has the title of “Southern Braun.”
V-reborn was held at the Angel Orensanz Center for the Arts, formerly known as the Norfolk Street Congregation and Anshe Slonim Synagogue. The building is the oldest surviving synagogue in New York City. Spanish sculptor and painter Angel Orensanz purchased the property in 1986, when he restored the historic space and converted it into the Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts. The location was chosen because it where British fashion designer and couturier Alexander McQueen held his first show. McQueen ended his life on Feb. 11, 2010. Hence, Hu’s show was named “V-reborn.” V, pronounced like the Chinese word minimize, also refers to “vast,” so in this sense it means “from small to huge.”
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About Sheguang Hu
Active in the fashion industry for more than two decades, Sheguang Hu achieved instant fame with his amazing creative ability and high-yield design work when he was still a 16-year-old international student of Holland Amsterdam Art Institute. His unique style was an obsession of European aristocracy and was favored by the Dutch royal family. As a result, Hu became an imperial dress designer. Over years of painstaking research and creative practice, Hu has designed countless subversive works and has launched the careers of many models.
Hu’s designs have graced many world-class important events, including the Beijing Olympic Games, the Shanghai World Expo, the birthday dinner of the Netherlands queen, the Dutch Red Cross Dinner, and numerous large-scale performances at home and abroad. Hu, recipient of countless awards, subverts fashion authority and establishes his own voice. His designs can be found in many high-end clothing stores in Europe.
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