Guo Pei Couture Spring 2020

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The Chinese designer Guo Pei desires to describe her Shangri-La in a supernatural collection inspired by the Himalayas.

The great Himalayas are not just the geographical top of the world, they’re a symbol of elevation, a sacred destination within one’s mind, and in Guo Pei’s case, the hautest couture her imagination can bring to life.

For fantasy silhouettes redolent of Asian mythologies, right down to sleeves that unfurled to the ground, she made patchworks out of antique Japanese obi belts, embroidered sacred Buddhist Thangka motifs and snow lotuses, and carved snow flurries out of kilometres of tulle.