New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023
"REVOLUTION FOR BURMA"
𝐍𝐘𝐅𝐖 𝐒𝐒𝟐𝟑 @ 𝐅𝐥𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐨 𝐍𝐘𝐂
𝐒𝐄𝐏𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐁𝐄𝐑 𝟏𝟎𝐭𝐡, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
For my NYFW SS23 collection this year , I am profoundly inspired by Burma (Myanmar), as such I decided to use the Burma traditional textile design called “Acheik”.
Acheik is a unique Burmese traditional textile pattern seen on longyi (skirt) fabric, worn by both women & men during ceremonial events.
Most commonly you will see Acheik worn during weddings, traditional ceremonies, & national gatherings. Traditional Acheik designs feature a mix of rolling waves, floral themed vine embellishments, & Burmese ornamental baroque art.
More modern designs of Acheik are inspired by & feature the forms of clouds, flowers, & zigzag lightening patterns.
I am using these very traditional fabrics designs, but to create very contemporary & unique fashion looks. Some of my looks are inspired by the fabrics themselves, while others I am remixing design elements used in traditional garments to create more modern looks.
For example, in this look, you will see a dress train commonly used on Burmese longyi (Htamein), wedding dresses, a train that I have never seen in the western fashion world. However, I am mixing this traditional Burmese dress train with a unique classy front & a sexy open strappy back.
I have so much more to reveal at NYFW!
There will be even more like this one in my SS23 collection & I can’t wait to show you all. I am presenting my latest collection with FlyingSOLO NYC.
I have been working so hard, & so many hours, every day for this collection.