London-based young contemporary designer Livia Tang made her London Fashion Week debut at FashionScout with a presentation in February 2019. Having moved to the UK from Macau in 2008, she graduated from the University for the Creative Arts, Rochester in 2014. Going onto gain experience at the Simone Rocha and Sarah Baadarani studio, the eponymous label was launched in 2017, to fulfil the curiosity of one’s cultural cravings with understated Romance & genuine craftsmanship.
The starting point of the autumn/winter 2019 collection was historical images of sisters and brothers, with an emphasis on the special bond between twins showcased in the idea of a twin look through the use of fabrics. With pieces featuring different panels of the same fabric, Tang used both sides of fabrics such as tweed, houndstooth and jacquard to translate the connection between siblings.
There is also a durability to the designs, with the dresses and wrap skirts reversible for versatile styling, with Tang explaining that “everything was made with an aspect of duality in mind”.
In addition, all beading and trimmings have been created with natural materials and processes, mainly jade and shell, as well as cord used as straps and fastenings to add contemporary and sustainable detailing to the romantic collection.