Calvin Luo

Verve Fashion

                Calvin Luo presented a strong Spring/Summer line showcasing his work with beautiful fabrications. Integrating laces, wools, solids and transparencies, each piece works with a play of fabrics. There are pieces with strong geometric outlines and pieces that are rimmed with ruffles. Many of the dress, jacket and skirt silhouettes reflect a 50s or 70s shape (with the craftsmanship needed to carry off those patterns), while the overall feel is thoughtful and coherent.           

             I am not a fan of retro styling, but I admire the design, construction and his blend of colors is muted and elegant. Hey, I don’t like American muscle cars, but seeing a beautiful sample still leaves much to admire.

– Phillip Wong –