Chinese jewelry designer Octavia Xiao Zi Yang's 'Kou' collection marries European and Asian inspirations. Speaking to her heritage, the designer creates a range of opulent accessories that are displayed in a palette of varying hues.
The designer's latest collection "revolves around a symbolic element of Asian beauty, the button (kou in Chinese), which for over 500 years has been embellishing the cheongsam, the traditional Chinese garment, and by extension, is also the culture's symbol of femininity."
Octavia Xiao Zi Yang's striking accessories are made from a combination of sandalwood, gold-plated brass, handmade silk ribbons and Swarowski Elements. The designer mixes her Asian heritage with the flare of European design in her latest lookbook that features colored wigs, reminiscent of a raver aesthetic.
Octavia Xiao Zi Yang's Kou Line Fuses European and Asian Inspirations
1. Asian-european Fusion - There is a growing trend of combining Asian and European inspirations in fashion and design, creating a unique fusion of cultural aesthetics.
2. Symbolic Embellishments - Incorporating symbolic elements from different cultures into accessories and garments is becoming a popular trend that adds meaning and depth to the designs.
3. Opulent Color Palette - The use of rich, vibrant, and varied hues in accessories and fashion collections is a trend that brings a sense of opulence and visual appeal.
1. Jewelry and Accessories - The jewelry and accessories industry can explore opportunities to create unique pieces that blend Asian and European influences, incorporating symbolic elements and utilizing opulent color palettes.
2. Fashion Design - The fashion design industry can take inspiration from the Asian-European fusion trend and experiment with incorporating symbolic embellishments and opulent color palettes in their collections.
3. Cultural Heritage Preservation - The cultural heritage preservation industry can find opportunities to collaborate with designers who are reviving traditional elements and symbols from different cultures, and infusing them into contemporary fashion and accessories.