Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sheguang Hu shares my love of upholstery fabrics. In general I think florals are vastly overused in almost every area of fashion design, but when they’re a) used in the context of an aggressively structured outfit like the one pictured here, or b) printed or embroidered in the style of pre-1900s fabric designs, then I approve. — Sheguang Hu, and why The Hunger Games’ Capitol should’ve looked more like Beijing Fashion Week.

Sheguang Hu shares my love of upholstery fabrics. In general I think florals are vastly overused in almost every area of fashion design, but when they’re a) used in the context of an aggressively structured outfit like the one pictured here, or b) printed or embroidered in the style of pre-1900s fabric designs, then I approve. — Sheguang Hu, and why The Hunger Games’ Capitol should’ve looked more like Beijing Fashion Week.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"…There was a fair amount of pre-movie viral marketing centred around the Capitol fashions, but when it came to the film itself I realised that many of the most prominent costumes had already been revealed, and the bar for outlandishness was nowhere near as high as I’d expected. I’m hoping they edge more towards the Nicki Minaj/Sheguang Hu/Alexander McQueen end of the scale in the sequels as opposed to the brightly coloured but ultimately uninspiring looks we saw this time round." — Sheguang Hu, and why The Hunger Games’ Capitol should’ve looked more like Beijing Fashion Week.

"…There was a fair amount of pre-movie viral marketing centred around the Capitol fashions, but when it came to the film itself I realised that many of the most prominent costumes had already been revealed, and the bar for outlandishness was nowhere near as high as I’d expected. I’m hoping they edge more towards the Nicki Minaj/Sheguang Hu/Alexander McQueen end of the scale in the sequels as opposed to the brightly coloured but ultimately uninspiring looks we saw this time round." — Sheguang Hu, and why The Hunger Games’ Capitol should’ve looked more like Beijing Fashion Week.