|Backstage with Valentina|
|Yifan werking it.|
|Yifan backstage at Christina Exie|
|Yifan is seriously one of the nicest models I've ever met|
Christina Exie unveiled her ready-to-wear collection, BASS at this years Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and it was hands down a seriously killer show. This was Christina’s debut collection as part of her prize for winning Project Runway Australia and it’s evident why she triumphed over her competitors.
Christina builds upon the notion of sound and the visuals created by low sound frequency vibrations, a concept that underlines her previous collections. She started this season by examining how blasting sounds at different frequency causes it to split into different geometric shapes and communicated this idea through the use of absent space and selective cutting. And boy did it cut a lasting impression in my mind.
The 3D printed face visors combined with the panelled and futuristic leatherwork are seriously on another level. Multiple levels actually. It kinda reminds me of the Sinosteel International Plaza in Tinjain, China. Which I thought was fitting because of the high number of Asian models who walked in her show. And the fact that all the letters in China are in Christina's name as well. Co-incidence? I think not.
For her first collection, it was highly cohesive and on the ball. Christina was able to effectively develop a non-tangible concept of sound into a visual medium. She communicated a great story through her collection and I’ll definitely be listening to the sounds Christina will be making in the coming years.