Time, as an invariable measurement of our lives, somehow is relatively diverse under different circumstances. The title of this collection is named ‘In Praise of Time’, which is referred to a Japanese author Junichiro Tanizaki’s book, ‘In Praise of Shadows.’ This book mainly talked about the difference between eastern and western. Compares to the western, the eastern usually are more attractive by darkness and shadow. Since in darkness, it’s hard to tell if time is still passing by. A blink of time can be eternity, and eternity can be a second. Besides, based on the research of Japanese traditional architecture, lineal shapes are perfectly cooperated with random plants or decoration, just like time, which is in a block but out of boundary. Picture also works the same way. It is blocked in a frame but telling a story beyond just one moment. Therefore, the main idea of this collection is to blur and build connection between moment and period by using darkness and blocking.
Kally Wang is a Chinese designer based in New York and Shanghai. She is graduated from Parsons Fashion Design BFA. Her focus is on womenswear Ready-to-Wear. Because of her background, Wang is attracted by Asian culture, and lots of Japanese and Chinese aesthetics are merged in her design. All her works are narrative story-telling. Through her design, she wants to deliver her thoughts of lives and hopes everyone who saw her works can read the message from her design .