NYFW AW18

All Comes From Nothing

     All Comes From Nothing is a line from Ewa Yiwei Xu which she says is for the “woman who creates for life.” She defines her woman as “artistic, elegant, intuitive and adventurous.” In truth, her line is eminently wearable, with the dresses of varying length that touch the body, all having a softness and comfort, while the outer layers of leather, quilted or overthrown coats are protective and insulating both in looks, and feel.

   Like other designers, the inspiration of this season’s line comes from her viewing of Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I.” The collection is entitled Love Is the Only Gold.

   As the line name suggests, the designer, and her current collection, is philosophical as well as vision-driven. Visually, the statement is not overt, but her pieces have the feel of becoming a favorite of any woman who wears it. The fabrications, combinations and layers, all exude a subtle beauty with small details that suggest elegance without demanding it.

   When Xu defines her line as an “accomplice,” to the woman, rather than her “calling card.” Xu’s philosophy is committed to creating lines that allow the wearer to live without worry. To “yield to the essence of the individual,” I can see women being allowed to pursue their own interests with pieces from this collection put on, or grabbed, as they run out the door.

– Phillip Wong –