Vivienne Hu F/W 2017

Alyssa Kelly, Contributing Writer

Vivienne Hu, known for her exquisite structuralism and colorful minimalism, stunned the audience once again with her Fall/Winter 2017 collection. Hu cites the Manhattan skyline as her inspiration for this season’s collection.

“This is for New York, the New York buildings,” she said as cameras surrounded her in the compact interview room.

Aubrie Sellers, a young Miranda Lambert-type, opened the show with a live performance of her song “Living Is Killing Me.” Also in attendance were Danielle Campbell from “The Originals” and “Quantico” stars Pearl Thusi and Tracy Ifeachor. But at this show, Hu’s wearable works of art were the true stars.

Each piece drew the eye vertically, mirroring the line of skyscrapers across the city that inspired the designer. The collection featured Hu’s typical array of black, white and muted tones. However, three outfits broke rank with the use of plum and scarlet red. These eye-catching pieces captivated audience members throughout the venue.

The series of pantsuits and coats could serve as chic, high fashion alternatives for the working woman or girl on-the-go, while several floor-length gowns could top the best dressed list of any Red Carpet. The entirety of the Parsons grad’s show promulgated her craftsmanship, versatility and overall talent for designing.

For those interested in obtaining some of Hu’s work, the collection is now available for presale by reservation.

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