This season, Leaf Xia presented her S/S 18 collection "Salvation Mountain" at Fremanson's Hall during LFW. Xia uses the highest quality fabrics and unique finishing to communicate her vision that in amongst chaos there is beauty, passion and happiness, drawing parallels with both the fashion industry and the world around us.
"Salvation Mountain" is and innovative collection of vivid colour and original fabrics. Xia uses uniquw silhouettes to alter the viewers' perception of the classic female form. Using volume and diverse embellishments, Xia has imagined a picturesque and dream-like collection.
Leaf demostrates the importance of passion in the persuit of perfection, drawing inspiration from the artist Leonard Knight who painted the desert "Salvation Mountain", for 24 years to create his masterpiece. Xia's view and designs signify the importance of the recognition of beauty and fantasy in the midst of our fast-paced lives. Xia is communicating a clear message to her audiencr that fashion represents the freedom to establish personal identity.
For those who don't know Leaf Xia, she was born in China, but established in New York and graduated in Parsons where she gained recognition for her diverse background. Her work was showcased at Saks window display and been published in Vogue UK, ELLE, Grazia, Glamour and more. She was also named one of Fashion Scout's One to Watch.
More info: www.leafxiastudio.com